Energy Saving Programs
To date, these projects have resulted in annual savings in excess of 16,000,000 kilowatt-hours and $2,560,000 in utility costs. In addition, these projects have generated energy company rebates for the university with a value in excess of $2,000,000 over the last 15 years.
- Conversion of existing indoor lighting to T-8 florescent lamps and electronic ballasts
- Installation of variable speed drives on various HVAC air handlers
- Installation of in-direct evaporative coolers in the North Gym
- Installation of a 30,000 ton/hour thermal energy storage tank
- Improvement of the outdoor lighting throughout the campus. See the " Safe Lighting Path"
- Installation of occupancy sensors in classrooms, offices, and athletic facilities
- Installation of Vending Misers on soft drink machines
- Installation of window film to reduce HVAC requirements
- Replacement of 42,000 standard florescent lamps with 22,000 high efficiency lamps throughout the campus
- Installation of a "plate and frame" heat exchanger for free cooling
- Installation of adjustable frequency drives on pumps and cooling tower
- Upgrade of the Energy Management System computer software
- Re-commissioning of the Science I and Kremen Education buildings systems.
- Re-commissioning of the Central Plant, Family and Food Science and Social Science HVAC systems.
- Conversion of electric motors to high efficiency motors
- Replacement of existing boilers with high-tech boilers, reducing fuel consumption by 17%
- Installed LED and Solar lighting