Dickinson College

Old West Building

Carlisle, PA

Dickinson College

Rush Campus Utility Master Plan

Our Role: Utility Master Plan

Project Completion



Dickinson College retained The Stone House Group to develop the best options to meet the College’s financial and sustainability objectives through utility master planning (UMP) of their Rush Campus. Some driving factors in the UMP process include the design and construction of a new residence hall in this area of campus that will require heating, cooling and electricity; the recent purchase of Allison Hall, which has HVAC/MEP systems at the end of their useful life; and the need to replace HVAC systems in virtually all of the buildings on Rush Campus. The College’s commitment to environmental sustainability, specifically reducing campus greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020, was also a driving factor in the UMP process. First costs, life cycle costs, utility costs, environmental impacts, and potential educational benefits resulting from the connection of Rush Campus systems to an energy plant were assessed. Several options were outlined for Dickinson while also identifying grant opportunities, utility incentive programs, and phasing opportunities for each option.  


Continuous SHG Involvement

The Stone House Group has provided several services to Dickinson College since 1999. Services include: Retro-commissioning, energy support, LEED Consulting and Administration, LEED Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning, Owner’s Representation and Project Management. The Stone House Group continues to support Dickinson College.