Saint Leo University

“In early 1997, our new president asked, ‘What is on the top of your list of deferred maintenance items?”
Without hesitating, I told him airconditioning systems. That’s how this started seven years ago as we struggled to keep a hodge-podge of 30–45 year-old, direct-expansion and small chillers working.” This is the way Frank Mezzanini describes the beginning of a process that has resulted in the installation of a new central chilled-water and campuswide distribution and control system. Mezzanini is vice president and CFO of Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida. This Catholic liberal arts school in west central Florida, about 30 miles from Tampa, has carved a reputation as a topnotch school, willing to try new programs to bring education out to those who want it.
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