P1 wins award for reducing energy consumption at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

P1 Group’s on-site facility maintenance team recently earned a Kansas City Business Journal ImpacT Award in the Efficiency category for its reduced energy consumption in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Kauffman Center opened in 2011, at which time P1 Group established a baseline for electricity usage. In February 2012, P1 Group Chief Engineer Aaron Robison began working on a plan to reduce that energy consumption. Robison and his team of engineers started by changing the behavior of the equipment using the most energy: the steam generators for humidification, and the heating and boiler systems. A year after that baseline was established, the Kauffman Center has realized significant savings as a result of the changes implemented. Robison and his team continue to find creative ways to improve efficiency in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

According to the Kansas City Business Journal, the ImpacT Awards panel of judges recognized 15 companies that are diverse in industry and perspective, and also used technology to fulfill specific needs. The awards recognize organizations based on five categories: client interface, cutting expenses, efficiency, environmental impact and top-line growth.

Congratulations to the P1 on-site facility maintenance team at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts:

  • Aaron Robison, Chief Engineer
  • Steven Jalinsky, Lead Engineer
  • Aaron Christiansen, Maintenance Engineer
  • Matt Stranathan, Maintenance Engineer

The Kansas City Business Journal recognized the winners on November 5 at the Sheraton Hotel in Overland Park, KS.

In 2011, P1 Group was awarded a multi-year facility maintenance contract to perform all services in-house for the central plant. This includes overseeing (2) centrifugal chillers, (5) boilers, (17) air handlers, pumps, cooling towers and DDC controls. (Click Here to view original project announcement).