Shepherdstown, W.Va. – Board members of the Historic Shepherdstown Commission are fighting to keep the inside of the Entler Hotel in running condition.
They asked for help from West Virginia’s Department of Environmental Protection. Officials with the E3 program and West Virginia University’s Industries of the Future-WV visited and inspected the building to find immediate and long-term ways for its owners to cut back on energy costs.
“We always look for lighting. We look for heating regulation and air conditioning,” said Dr. Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan, professor and director of the Industrial Assessment Center at West Virginia University. “We look at how hot water is used, and also generally take a look at all the windows and doors.”
The Historic Shepherdstown Commission will hear back on the assessment in 60 days.
The E3 program is also making stops on Wednesday at the Harpers Ferry Public Library and the Ranson CivicCenter.
The Industrial Assessment Center is a program of the WVU Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.
IOF-WV is a program of the Energy Efficiency Division at the WVU National Research Center for Coal and Energy.