UMASS HAMPSHIRE DINING COMMONS
CHALLENGE AND OPPORTUNITY
Hampshire Dining Commons is one of the main on-campus dining halls and encompasses 46,000 ft2 of food preparation and dining space. A full building renovation was completed in 2013, including the installation of air handling units and kitchen exhaust hoods and fans. Hampshire Dining Commons struggled from air in-balance and infiltration after the renovation was completed.
B2Q was retained by UMass to perform an investment-grade EBCx investigation and provide turnkey implementation services including Engineering, sub-contractor management, OPM, CxA, M&V and utility incentives. B2Q's EBCx effort identified 13 energy-efficiency and facility improvement measures; the largest being kitchen exhaust fan control and makeup airflow tracking.
Optimized kitchen exhaust airflow control and makeup airflow tracking Implemented differential pressure control on CHW and HW pump sets
Added demand controlled ventilation control for non-dining area
AHU Absorption chiller plant CHW and condenser water temperature reset
Significantly improved airflow balance and building pressurization
Achieved 140,000 kWh, 2,600 Mlbs & $65,000 annually in energy and cost savings
Obtained $15,000 utility incentive
Project had a simple payback of 1.2 years after utility incentive
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