Technology Demonstrations Program Update
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WCEC, in partnership with the Statewide Partnership for Energy Efficient Demonstrations (SPEED), completed two timely documents that can help inform facilities managers (and more specifically, California based university facilities managers) in retrofit and new-build energy efficiency technologies. The first document is a case study on demand control kitchen ventilation that compiles data from 8 universities.
Ventilation in commercial kitchens can account for half of the HVAC energy use in restaurants and dining facilities. Demand control kitchen ventilation reduces fan energy by more than 60% by utilizing a variable frequency drive fan in conjunction with a demand control ventilation system that ventilates only when needed. The results from the WCEC/SPEED case study shows that this technology does indeed dramatically reduce fan energy on a variety of different kitchen hoods and environments ranging from 7 to 40 horsepower.
The second document is a supplemental document to the kitchen ventilation case study that examines the cost/benefit analysis of this technology with and without rebates. This Demand Control Kitchen Ventilation Business Case Study provides 3 different scenarios for estimated savings,including incentives and on bill financing information. In addition to the cost/benefit analysis, this business case study also shows the value of utilizing incentives before the Title 24 changes take effect on January 1, 2014.
WCEC's very own engineer David Grupp gave a poster presentation at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference on his research on the energy management and efficiency of the LEED Platinum UC Davis Graduate School of Management Building. In this poster, viewers can see what technologies are applied to this building, how the mechanical systems work and what the building site energy is. Download the poster here
Smart Schools Symposium
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