Building mechanical systems consist of equipment needed to distribute chilled water to the air conditioning equipment, and in turn distribute conditioned air to the occupied spaces within the building. Our initiatives in this area include:
• The use of Energy Management Systems (EMS) to monitor and adjust equipment run times to satisfy building needs.
• The implementation of efficiently engineered mechanical systems such as Variable Air Volume (VAV) systems.
• The installation of Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) in air conditioning and pump motors.
• The installation of energy recovery systems that use return air energy from the occupied space to assist in conditioning incoming fresh air.
• The implementation of a robust preventive maintenance program to ensure equipment optimization and extend useful life.
• The standardization of room temperatures throughout all campus buildings.