UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL

WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS

CHALLENGE AND OPPORTUNITY

B2Q was retained by UMass and DCAMM to conduct comprehensive investment-grade EBCx and ASHRAE Level 2 audits of the seven major buildings and mechanical systems on campus. This effort included all equipment in the buildings, as well as the central combined-cycle power and chiller plant, and included an assessment of innovative technologies and renewable energy options for the campus. Following the study, UMass and DCAMM contracted B2Q to provide turnkey implementation services including Engineering, OPM, CxA, M&V and utility incentives for Phase 1 of an implementation effort.

This study identified over 100 energy-efficiency measures; of which, 20 measures were implemented during Phase 1. These measures include conversion of constant volume AHUs to variable volume, demand based AHU static pressure reset, fume hood conversion and upgrades, demand based kitchen hood control sequences and failed AHU valves causing excessive heating and cooling.

STUDY PHASE

  • Identified over 100 EBCx measures

  • 17,000,000 kWh in annual electric savings and 2M therms natural gas savings

  • Total cost savings over $4,000,000 annually

  • Implemented 20 EBCx measures

  • Achieved 1,900,000 kWh annual electric savings and 250,000 annual therm savings

  • Obtained $450,000 in utility incentives and a simple payback of 3 months after incentive

Market:

Colleges and Universities

Services:

Energy Efficiency and Analysis
Building Systems
Implementation Services
Building Commissioning