OK, not exactly simply. This lesson plan featured a one-two combo of radiant heat and displacement ventilation, along with smart use of sensors in its ventilation strategy. Multiple lighting/daylighting tactics drive costs down further while protecting comfort, and in every aspect, the team kept their eyes on cost vs. grants and equipment payback to keep the budget in check.
At this university in Maine, a geothermal system, VSDs, and
controls that monitor CO2 and daylight lead the charge against
conventional energy consumption. See how the equipment complements
other measures like a green roof and renewable power purchasing in the
project’s effort to move to the head of the class.
The high-profile equipment involves an efficient, resilient trigeneration plant to provide heating, cooling, and power service. However, UConn’s most critical asset may be its forward-thinking, campus-wide energy strategy. Read more stories in June Issue 2017.