COLGATE UNIVERSITY HO SCIENCE CENTER

HAMILTON, NEW YORK

CHALLENGE

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.

OPPORTUNITY

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

Market:

Colleges and Universities

Services:

Energy Efficiency and Analysis
Building Systems
Implementation Services