PennTAP News & Announcements

The PennTAP team performed a two-day assessment for Kunzler and provided recommendations for energy savings regarding Kunzler’s lighting, compressed air, water use, boiler, refrigeration systems, and infrared images on their electric panel systems.

Based on PennTAP’s recommendations, Kunzler was able to upgrade their compressor, saving them 307,662 kWh and $92,000 annually. PennTAP also helped Kunzler obtain a $24,000 rebate from Penelec to help offset the cost of the project. Read more.

To maintain energy usage, buildings require re-tuning. Building re-tuning (BRT) is a systematic process aimed at minimizing building energy consumption by identifying and correcting operational problems using no-cost or low-cost solutions. When performed properly, re-tuning can save between 5-25% of all energy used in a building. Periodically, BRT trainings are offered in the Commonwealth by PennTAP and Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Clean Energy Center. Read more.

Krista Schneider is our newest technical advisor, serving the Northeastern PA region. Krista will serve Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties. Prior to joining PennTAP, she served for eight years as the Executive Director of the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress, where she was responsible for the planning, fundraising, and implementation of more than $6M of targeted revitalization initiatives. Krista’s professional background includes more than twenty-five years of experience in land planning and design, community and economic development, civil engineering, building renovation and adaptive reuse, academia, grantsmanship, entrepreneurship, and non-profit management. Please join us in welcoming the newest member to our team!
Upcoming Webinars & Events
Hosted by PennTAP
Date: January 20, 2022
Time: 11:00 am – Noon
Duquesne Light Company (DLC) invites commercial and industrial customers to discover how enrolling in their Business Solutions Programs will reduce your overhead – and your carbon footprint. Whether you’re a small or large business, we have a program to fit your needs.This webinar will cover updates to the rebate program, example project opportunities, and case study examples for clients within the Duquesne Light Company territory. Learn more and register.
Hosted by Penn State Career Services
Dates: January 24 - 26, 2022
Location: Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State

Registration is open for Spring Career Days 2022 at Penn State for all your internship, co-op, and full-time recruiting needs. Learn more and register.
Hosted by Invent Penn State
Dates: April 28 & 29, 2022

The Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference is one of the largest tech startup conferences in the Mid-Atlantic – bringing in over 800 attendees including 70+ start-up ventures and 40+ investment firms from across the country. The conference highlights innovations from high growth and emerging markets including IT, Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, Biotechnology, Healthcare, B2B and B2C among others. Interested in sponsoring for 2022? Check out the current sponsor list, view sponsorship prospectus, or contact Micah Whitfield at Learn more.