According to a study by the Education Advisory Board, 80 percent of the short-term
energy cost and utilization opportunities reside on demand-side management. We continue
to focus on proven energy efficiency measures, including no-cost to low cost alternatives.
Metering – Continued integration of new condensate meters across campus
Address suspect electric meters and incorrect multipliers
Benchmarking – Reliable meters will provide consistent data with which we can continue
to compare our building’s energy usage intensity (EUI) to the national mean. This
will help identify buildings that are best candidates for efficiency projects, determine
which buildings are using the most steam, document effectiveness of efficiency projects,
Meet with Building Coordinators to update building schedule / identify opportunities
for setbacks for at least half of the buildings on campus.
Re-tune Air Handler Units (AHUs) at Health and Human Science Building. Project will
involve optimizing existing building automation system to reduce unnecessary high
static pressure and low discharge air temperatures, in addition to functional testing
of sensors, valves, and dampers at the AHU level.
Implement VFD installations on cooling towers for NSB, Ramsey, FPAC, and Central Drive.
Address Chilled Water Reset at chiller plants across campus.
Update existing version of Building Automation System (BAS) at Belk Building.
Achieve ENERGY STAR certification for one of our buildings. In order to qualify for
this performance based certification (no points for bike racks or planters), building
has to use less energy per ft2 than 75% of similar building stock. Accomplished – University Bookstore ENERGY STAR certified with a score of 94.