An eight-year, $5 million effort moves forward: Texas A & M University campus energy systems CC Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • The $520 million in measured savings for the eight-year, $5 5 million commissioning project at Texas A and M University (TAMU) makes the decision to continue easy. In today's energy environment and with the uncertainties in the utilities market, successfully managing a dynamic energy management and conservation program are important task on any campus. The TAMU Project includes continuous commissioning of one hundred and forty campus buildings, five central chilled water/heating hot water/domestic hot water distribution loops, and five central utility plants including one cogeneration plant. All levels of energy consumption metering, database maintenance, continuous commissioning (CC) savings analysis, LoanSTAR (Loan to Save Taxes and Resources) Program retrofit projects, and M and V (Measurement and Verification) results are integrated. This paper presents philosophy, scope, accomplishments and results of this project. It also covers lessons learned in the past and strategies targeted for the future. The campus' one-of-a-kind EMCS (energy management control system) network was discussed for its role and value in the project.

author list (cited authors)

  • Deng, S., Yu, V., Turner, W. D., Claridge, D. E., Haberl, J. S., & ISHVAC, ..

publication date

  • December 2003