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EE&D was hired in August 2013 to provide retro-commissioning services for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s Senator William X. Wall Experiment Station (Wall Lab) project. The building is a 35,000 square foot Air and Water Quality test laboratory. It was fully renovated in 2012 and achieved a LEED Platinum rating. However, the building was not operating efficiently and was experiencing many comfort complaints and air pressurization alarms.

Through a series of operational adjustments, and in keeping with the latest ANSI Standard Z9.5 for Laboratory Ventilation, EE&D was able to reduce the energy consumption at the Lab by over 30% resulting in a cost savings of $72,000 annually.

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EE&D provided Retro-Commissioning (RCx) services at three VA hospitals in the Northeast region. The project comprises 27 buildings and over 2.2 million square feet of hospital and research lab buildings. Most of the buildings at these facilities are relatively old and have been modified many times over the years, with several projects ongoing at the current time.

In addition to the typical RCx activities, the VA requested that EE&D provide an updated inventory of all of the HVAC equipment and rate the condition of each piece. This totaled over 1,000 pieces of equipment. The deliverables for this project included a searchable database with each piece of equipment and the associated specifications, condition, maintenance issues and related energy conservation measures with associated energy cost savings and estimated project costs.

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The Town of Falmouth has a population of 31,000 and comprises 16 Town buildings and 7 schools totaling over 1,000,000 square feet. They are not currently a Green Community, but are committed to energy reduction. They have an active Energy Committee, a full time energy coordinator and are involved with an ongoing Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC).

EE&D has been working with the Town for 2 years primarily as the Town’s Owner’s Agent providing oversight of the ESPC project. Additional duties include assisting the Town’s Energy coordinator in developing and maintaining the Town’s utility bill database of over 200 utility accounts, and retro-commissioning of smaller buildings that are not included in the ESPC project.

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As a result of the Retro-Commissioning project and the Energy Efficiency Upgrades, the utility costs at Save The Bay Center have been reduced by 54% from $66,471 in 2006 to $26,654 during the 12 months ending in February of 2009, and the building is much more comfortable.

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As a result of the Retro-Commissioning project and the Energy Efficiency Upgrades, the utility costs at Save The Bay Center have been reduced by 54% from $66,471 in 2006 to $26,654 during the 12 months ending in February of 2009, and the building is much more comfortable.

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The facility is comprised of three, 40 story, Class A office buildings totaling 1.7 million square feet. The buildings are operated very efficiently and have received an Energy Star rating of over 90 (out of 100) in each of the past 9 years. EE&D provided an Energy Audit and Retro Commissioning services for the facility.

In spite of the excellent condition and highly efficient operation of the buildings, we were able to identify 3 improvements in control logic for the air distribution systems in the buildings. When applied over the 40 floors of each of the 3 buildings, the cost savings added up to more than $75,000.

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The Post Oak Central office campus consists of three buildings, three garages and multiple small retail spaces on a 17.3-acre campus located at 2000 Post Oak Boulevard in Houston Texas. Post Oak Central Building 1, built in 1974, has a gross building area of 392,212 square feet over 24 floors. Post Oak Central Building 2 has a gross building area of 429,270 square feet over 24 floors, and was built in 1980. Post Oak Central Building 3, also built in 1980, has a gross building area of 445,511 square feet over 24 floors.

In general the buildings are in excellent condition and are very well maintained and operated. The energy use index (energy use per square foot) of the buildings is on par with similar buildings.

In spite of the efficient operation of the building, this preliminary energy audit resulted in identifying several low-cost/no-cost energy savings measures and has identified some potential capital improvement measures that should be evaluated further. These are listed in the tables below and described within the report.

The EUI of these buildings is 102.4 kBtu/ft2/yr in POC-1; 102.7 kBtu/ft2/yr in POC-2; and 73.4 kBtu/ft2/yr in POC-3. Typical energy use for office buildings located in the East South Central region of the United States is approximately 103 kBtu/ft2/year. While this comparison indicates that Post Oak Central is near the average EUI, it should not be taken to mean that there is no room for improvement.

EE&D engineers identified 5 Low Cost / No Cost Measures and 8 Capital Improvement Measures. Added together the overall annual kWh reduction is estimated at 287,253 saving approximately $1,030,521 per year. The total estimated cost of the identified measures is $7,086,740 with a simple payback of 6.9 years.

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The Patrick Henry Building is a ten story building of stone and glass construction. The building was built in 1939 as a Public Works Administration project and was originally designed for the State Library and Supreme Court of Virginia. In 2005 the building was renovated.

The energy use index of the building is 78 kBtu/sf/year, which is about average for buildings in Washington DC. EE&D engineers identified 8 Low Cost / No Cost Measures and 6 Capital Improvement Measures. The total installed cost was estimated at $599,750 with energy cost savings of $405,503 for a simple payback of 1.48 years.

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The facility at 3 Van de Graaff Drive in Burlington, Massachusetts is a 240,847 gross ft2 Class A commercial office space with a four-story tower, a two-story section, and a single story section. The building is a brick veneer and window walls over steel construction and was built in 1998. ).

The building is 240,847 gross space square feet. This yields an EUI of 186 kBtu/ft2/yr including data and UPS rooms or 116.52 kBtu/ft2/yr for the building excluding the data center use.

Target energy use for this type of building is taken from the US DOE’s Energy Information Administration CBECS energy use table for office buildings located in New England. Their number is 99 kBtu/ft2/year. This comparison indicates that this building has an EUI higher than the average.

EE&D engineers identified 9 Low Cost / No Cost Measures and 6 Capital Improvement Measures. If all of the Energy Conservation Measures identified in Table 1 and Table 2 are implemented, the EUI of the building would be reduced to 145.9 kBtu/sf/year including the server room use or to 78.7 kBtu/sf/year if the server room use is excluded. This would save the facility an estimated $196,813 per year.

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The 5 Coliseum Center building is located at 2810 Coliseum Center Drive in Charlotte, NC. It is a six story building based on a braced steel structure with a curtain wall of precast concrete panels and insulated glass providing the decorative exterior finish. The building was built in 1997 and has not undergone any significant modifications since the original construction aside from a few mechanical upgrades

Target energy use for this type of building taken from the US DOE’s Energy Information Administration CBECS energy use Table for office buildings located in the South Atlantic Region that includes Charlotte, NC. Their number is 79.3 kBtu/ft2/year. The EUI for this building is 68.5 kBtu/sf/year indicating that the 5 Coliseum Center building has an EUI somewhat below the average, indicative of the energy conscious practices and upgrades in the building.

EE&D engineers identified 5 Low Cost / No Cost Measures and 3 Capital Improvement Measures. Added together the overall annual kWh reduction is estimated at 287,253 saving approximately $19,078 per year. The total estimated cost of the identified measures is $28,400 with a simple payback of 1.49 years.

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The facility at 8954 Rio San Diego Drive in San Diego, CA is a six story building on a braced steel structure with a curtain wall of mixed stone tiles, polymeric wall panels, and insulated glass providing the decorative exterior finish. The building was built in 2001 and has not undergone any significant modifications since the original construction aside from a few mechanical upgrades

Target energy use for this type of building taken from the US DOE’s Energy Information Administration CBECS energy use Table for office buildings located in the Pacific. Their number is 65.1 kBtu/ft2/year. This building has an EUI of 60.6 kBtu/sf/year indicating that this building has an EUI slightly below the average, indicative of the energy conscious practices and upgrades in the building.

EE&D engineers identified 7 Low Cost / No Cost Measures and 8 Capital Improvement Measures. Added together the overall annual kWh reduction is estimated at 347,779 saving approximately $59,966 per year. The total estimated implementation cost of the identified measures is $138,173 with a simple payback of 2.3 years.

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The Preston Commons facility comprises two buildings located at 8115 – 8117 Preston Road in Dallas, Texas. Both the East and West buildings at this facility are eight story buildings on a braced steel structure with a curtain wall of stone tiles and insulated glass providing the decorative exterior finish. The buildings were built in 1990 and have not undergone any significant modifications since the original construction aside from a few mechanical upgrades.

Target energy use for this type of building taken from the US DOE’s Energy Information Administration CBECS energy use Table for office buildings located in the West South Central United States. Their number is 92.3 kBtu/ft2/year. These buildings are at 67.34 kBtu/sf/year, indicating that the buildings have an EUI below the average (more energy efficient), indicative of the energy conscious practices and upgrades in the buildings.

EE&D engineers identified 4 Low Cost / No Cost Measures and 3 Capital Improvement Measures. Added together the overall annual kWh reduction is estimated at 1,210,374 saving $85,482 per year. The total estimated cost of the identified measures is $99,980 with a simple payback of 1.2 years. This combined savings is 18% of the existing energy use and 13% of the existing energy cost.

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The facility at 425 Third Street SW in Washington, DC is a thirteen story building with a braced steel structure with a curtain wall of concrete panels, and insulated glass providing the decorative exterior finish. The building was built in 2005 and has not undergone any significant modifications since the original construction aside from a few mechanical upgrades

Target energy use for this type of building is 78.0 kBtu/ft2/year. This building has an EUI of 70.2 kBtu/sf/year, which is a little below the average for the area, indicative of the energy conscious practices and upgrades in the building.

EE&D engineers identified 6 Low Cost / No Cost Measures and 2 Capital Improvement Measures. The total installed cost was estimated at $130,980 with energy cost savings of $115,117 for a simple payback of 1.14 years.

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The Florida Power and Light (FPL) Headquarters Office Complex campus consists of five interconnected buildings, located at 700 Universe Boulevard in Juno Beach, Florida.  Building A is 91,533 square feet and was built in 1982, Building B is 138,873 square feet and was also built in 1982, Building C is 227,506 square feet and was built in 1987, Building D is 246,838 square feet and was built in 1989, and Building E is 181,230 square feet and was built in 2002.  Over the years the buildings have gone through a few renovations, but are mainly in the original configuration. The…

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The library was completed in 2013 and received a LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Upon occupancy of the building, and after the mechanical system was exposed to various load conditions throughout the course of a year, several mechanical issues arose. These issues increased the building’s maintenance costs, decreased occupant comfort, and increased utility costs.

EE&D’s was contracted to Retro-Commission building systems, identify deficiencies throughout the building, and implement solutions that restored it to its intended functionality.

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The Town of Falmouth has a population of 31,000 and comprises 16 Town buildings and 7 schools totaling over 1,000,000 square feet. They are not currently a Green Community, but are committed to energy reduction. They have an active Energy Committee, a full time energy coordinator and are involved with an ongoing Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC).

EE&D has been working with the Town for 2 years primarily as the Town’s Owner’s Agent providing oversight of the ESPC project. Additional duties include assisting the Town’s Energy coordinator in developing and maintaining the Town’s utility bill database of over 200 utility accounts, and retro-commissioning of smaller buildings that are not included in the ESPC project.

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For the past 2 years, EE&D has been the prime consultant supporting the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Accelerated Energy Program. The Accelerated Energy Program (AEP) was established to accelerate the implementation of energy and water savings projects, renewable energy and innovative technology across the Commonwealth’s portfolio of more than 4,800 buildings.

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In 2007, Holyoke Community College (HCC) became a signatory of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). Under this commitment, HCC has agreed to complete ongoing inventories of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and develop a Climate Action Plan (CAP) to guide the College down a path toward carbon neutrality. The goal has been established to become carbon neutral by 2060.  The College’s CAP was published in November of 2012.  HCC has made strides towards achieving the goals set forth in the CAP, and has plans to continue their efforts. In addition to various campus sustainability initiatives such…

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Energy Engineering & Design (EE&D) was retained by Brown University to conduct a full retro-commissioning of the Sharpe Refectory. After completion of this project, EE&D stayed on to complete retro commissioning of many other buildings around campus including the John Hay Library and Onley-Margolies Athletic Center.

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Energy Engineering and Design, Inc. (EE&D, Inc.) was retained by DCAM for Facility assessment and renewable energy consulting services at Framingham State College in preparation for the development of a Performance Contract at the College under the DCAM Contract: DCP-0711-EX1.  Five tasks were identified in the scope of work provided in the RFP under Mass. State Project: FRC1001 ES1. The 5 tasks included in this scope of work are: Task 1:  Existing Conditions Assessment. Task 2:  Utility Analysis and Preliminary ECMs. Task 3:  Boiler Plant Study. Task 4:  Metering Evaluation. Task 5: Assist in Request for Proposal Development. The approach…

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Army National Guard Energy Audit and Building Assessment EE&D Inc recently completed Energy and Facility Analysis and Building Maintenance Assessments at two Air National Guard Bases and eleven Field Maintenance Facilities in Massachusetts. The analysis included a building condition assessment, capital equipment report, recommendations for energy conservation measures, identification of deferred maintenance issues and recommendations for alternative energy projects. At each of the sites EE&D performed a solar site assessment and provided a feasibility analysis of a solar PV array for the site.

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EE&D provided Retro-Commissioning (RCx) services at three VA hospitals in the Northeast region. The project comprises 27 buildings and over 2.2 million square feet of hospital and research lab buildings. Most of the buildings at these facilities are relatively old and have been modified many times over the years, with several projects ongoing at the current time.

In addition to the typical RCx activities, the VA requested that EE&D provide an updated inventory of all of the HVAC equipment and rate the condition of each piece. This totaled over 1,000 pieces of equipment. The deliverables for this project included a searchable database with each piece of equipment and the associated specifications, condition, maintenance issues and related energy conservation measures with associated energy cost savings and estimated project costs.

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The JFK Library and Museum building was selected as our home page picture for several reasons. First because it is an important and beautiful building by architect I.M. Pei in our local Boston setting. But mainly because it represents the many types of energy project challenges that EE&D Inc. is capable of resolving. Technical Challenge; to reduce the energy consumption and improve the mechanical systems operation in a building that includes both open public spaces and climate controlled museum spaces. Construction Challenge; to complete a construction project in a building that is open to the public and the venue for…

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EE&D provided construction project management services for ConEdison Solutions during the construction of a $5 million Energy Savings Performance Contract project at the Coast Guard Base in Boston. The project included the replacement of a 150 ton absorption chiller and many other smaller chiller and air conditioner systems with one central 600 ton centrifugal chiller plant to serve 4 buildings on the base. Other measures included in the project were; a lighting retrofit, installation of a new Energy Management System, replacing many air handling units, modifying ductwork, steam lines and heaters to improve the overall comfort on the base. The…

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Energy Saving Performance Contracts at military installations have a common theme; reduce operating costs and improve resiliency without impacting the mission of the base. The energy efficiency element of the projects frequently included upgrading old boiler plants and chiller plants, improving or installing digital mechanical system controls, installing energy efficient lighting and controls, and improving the operations of specialty buildings such as dining facilities, social clubs, aircraft hangars, research facilities and electronic command and control centers. However, another important element of the energy projects was resolving many deferred maintenance issues regarding end of equipment life.  Frequently, facilities can budget for…

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What we did:

EE&D was hired in August 2013 to provide retro-commissioning services for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s Senator William X. Wall Experiment Station (Wall Lab) project. The building is a 35,000 square foot Air and Water Quality test laboratory. It was fully renovated in 2012 and achieved a LEED Platinum rating. However, the building was not operating efficiently and was experiencing many comfort complaints and air pressurization alarms.

Through a series of operational adjustments, and in keeping with the latest ANSI Standard Z9.5 for Laboratory Ventilation, EE&D was able to reduce the energy consumption at the Lab by over 30% resulting in a cost savings of $72,000 annually.

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The Alouette Cheese facility comprises two buildings; the main production plant of 63,300 square feet, and the warehouse of 58,000 square feet, of which 22,000 is refrigerated.  The production plant regularly operates five days per week and sometimes on Saturday. EE&D provided an energy audit that identified 10 energy conservation measures with an installed cost of $490,125, and energy cost savings of $146,200, resulting in a net simple payback of 3.35 years.

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Balzers Coatinigs provides high strength coating for metal parts at this facility.  The plant comprises approximately 23,000 square feet including 5,600 sf for the coating process, 9,500 sf for inspection and shipping, 3,000 sf of office and conference rooms and the remainder of the space is support and mechanical areas.  The building is a single story brick structure. The systems at the facility that were evaluated include: 9 roof top heating and air conditioning units (RTU),  compressed air system, the process chiller, some process pumps, and the HVAC control system. EE&D provided an energy audit that identified 6 energy conservation…

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Energy Engineering and Design, Inc (EE&D) was engaged by Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECo) to provide this study of potential Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) for the HVAC and chilled water systems serving the golf ball production area of Callaway Golf Operations Inc. EE&D provided an energy audit that identified 7 energy conservation measures in three groups with an installed cost of $719,916, and energy cost savings of $614,416, resulting in a net simple payback of 1.17 years.  

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Accurate Molded Products Inc. is a 35,000 square foot injection molding facility that makes plastic parts for many applications.  The facility operates 24 hours per day 5 days per week. EE&D provided an energy audit that identified 4 energy conservation measures with an installed cost of $30,900, energy cost savings of $9,673, a utility incentive of $7,340 resulting in a net simple payback of 2.43 years.

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