In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, Iona College has been working with Cenergistic, a leading energy conservation firm, to help reduce the consumption of oil natural gas, water and electricity on campus. With the goal of saving over $2.5 million in energy costs and reducing energy consumption by roughly 20% in the next five years, Iona has made it a priority to practice sustainability and go green.

Thomas VanWert is Cenergistic’s on-campus Energy Specialist at Iona. The Ionian’s Stacey Franciamore interviewed VanWert to discuss Cenergistic and its role on campus.

You can read the full interview in The Ionian here.

About Cenergistic

Since 1986 Cenergistic has partnered with 1450+ educational, municipal government and healthcare organizations to achieve $5.8 billion in utility savings and cost avoidance. These strong results come from the application of Cenergistic’s organizational behavior-based strategies and are enhanced by our proprietary software platform to drive building and equipment optimization. Our energy conservation program reduces utility consumption by an average of 25% with no capital investment while maintaining or improving the comfort and quality of building environments. For more than a decade, Cenergistic has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year or Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence. To learn more, visit