University Center, Michigan
The Consumers Energy Retro-commissioning program provides a focused assessment of a building’s operation, maintenance, and infrastructure at no cost to the owner. The assessment includes a comprehensive list of energy saving Facility Improvement Measures (FIM’s) and information on valuable financial incentives that Consumers Energy can provide when measures are implemented.
As part of the Retro-commissioning Program, facility owners commit to implementing the low cost and/or quick payback (<1.5years) measures identified by the Assessment. In addition to the energy savings, owners also receive rebates for measures eligible through the Business Energy Efficiency program.
Peter Basso Associates Inc. (PBA), on behalf of Consumers Energy, conducted assessments of (10) buildings on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) as part of the Retro-commissioning program. The goal was to analyze building energy performance and provide recommendations for low cost improvements to reduce energy consumption. The scope included major HVAC equipment, temperature controls, and lighting. PBA reviewed the design documents; conducted building walkthroughs; and worked together with facility staff to discuss maintenance issues, building operations, and opportunities for improvement. The final report provided to SVSU includes a list of recommendations with opinion of probable implementation cost and simple paybacks.
Sample Summary Findings for a select building:
Ryder Center – The Ryder Center is a 211,239 square foot athletic facility that includes a pool, gym, classrooms and offices, constructed in 1989. The Top 5 recommendations for the Ryder Center that are either low/no cost in nature with paybacks of less than 1.5 years resulted in over $13,000 of energy.
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Siena Heights University retained Peter Basso Associates (PBA) to conduct a study to analyze building energy usage, evaluate system operation, and assess the condition of HVACLearn More →
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