COLGATE UNIVERSITY HO SCIENCE CENTER
HAMILTON, NEW YORK
The Ho Science Center has 120,000 ft2 of research lab, classroom and offices. Prior to EBCx efforts, it had been the most energy intense building on campus, representing 20% of the campus energy use and had been the subject of numerous comfort, noise complaints and persistent O&M issues.
B2Q was contracted to provide an investment-grade EBCx study and turnkey implementation services including Engineering, OPM, CxA and sub-contractor management. The implementation effort occurred during building occupation and did not disrupt building occupation. The goal of the
EBCx effort was to improve the safety, performance and effectiveness of the HVAC mechanical and controls system while reducing noise problems and decreasing the O&M backlog.
Reduction of campus energy use by 5%
Electric energy reduction of 25%
Steam energy reduction of 30%
Annual cost savings of $150,000 and a simple payback of 1.3 years
Re-balanced building airflow and improved building pressurization
Significant reduction of noise levels within labs and classrooms
Improved overall occupant comfort and lab safety
Decreased Operation and Maintenance issues backlog and occupant complaints
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