ASHRAE’s Building EQ Program

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Building Energy Quotient
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David Bohn is a Redding, CT-based business leader with a wealth of experience in the industrial heating industry. For the past 22 years, he has served as president of the Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation. David Bohn holds active membership in several professional associations including ASHRAE (originally the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers).

ASHRAE has advocated for sustainable technology within the built environment for more than 130 years. One of its many programs is Building Energy Quotient (Building EQ) quick energy analysis.

Building EQ is designed to benchmark a building’s overall energy performance to maximize efficiency and promote environmental health. To complete analysis on each building, the program uses both As Designed and In Operation evaluations. The As Designed evaluation looks at the building’s physical characteristics and systems, while the In Operation assessment looks at actual building energy use. As part of the In Operation evaluation, Building EQ performs a Level 1 Energy Audit to identify low-cost, no-cost, and other energy-efficient measures that can boost the building’s overall energy performance.

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The Children’s Educational Opportunity Fund of Connecticut

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Children’s Educational Opportunity Fund
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Since 1995, David Bohn of Redding, CT, has served as president of Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation. Outside of this role, David Bohn contributes to numerous charitable organizations, including the Children’s Educational Opportunity (CEO) Fund of Connecticut.

Founded in 1995, CEO seeks to give students with limited resources the opportunity to attend private elementary schools. Each year, the organization distributes $800,000 in scholarships to 400 students. Since its inception, CEO has offered more than 8,400 scholarships worth more than $17 million.

The scholarships provided by CEO have the potential to make a long-term impact, as students in private school perform higher on standardized tests and are more likely to finish high school, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s report titled Private Schools: A Brief Portrait. Further, private school students from low-income households are nearly four times more likely to attend college than their peers in public schools. CEO hopes to give these students an equal opportunity to excel academically and graduate from college.