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 HVAC equipment to ascertain life expectancy and develop an equipment replacement schedule for the purposes of developing a Campus Master Plan. The study included 17 buildings on its Adrian, Michigan, campus.
The Campus Master Plan recommendations are prioritized based on greatest energy impact and greatest need for equipment replacements across the campus, providing a direction for planning/budgeting future HVAC upgrades. Siena Heights has already started construction on multiple capital projects based on the Master Plan.
The scope of the study included major HVAC equipment, temperature controls, lighting, automatic lighting controls and site lighting, as well as a general review of building envelope including windows, doors and roofs for all buildings on campus. PBA also reviewed the building utility rate structure and recommended changing the rate structure through the utility company to save over $20,000 per year in electricity demand cost. PBA engineers reviewed the design documents, conducted building walkthroughs, and worked together with Siena Heights facility staff to discuss maintenance issues, building operations, and opportunities for improvement. The building energy performance was compared to a benchmark to evaluate building energy performance against the national median for each building. A separate report for each building was provided to Siena Heights University, including a list of recommendations with opinion of probable construction cost, simple paybacks, an equipment inventory with replacement schedules and cost.
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