Baylor University, a private college in Waco, TX, had a typical chiller plant — it ran well, but it was also a hodgepodge of equipment. The only major problem was that the plant was managed manually.
Kenneth Haltom, who manages Baylor’s energy services through a partnership with Aramark, and his team suspected that chiller plant optimization would be the best way to increase efficiency and reduce related costs. The energy team brought in Optimum Energy to assess the opportunity — and found that their hypothesis was right. Within the first year of installing Optimum’s OptimumLOOP™ software and the OptiCx™ platform, Baylor saved more than $460,000 in electricity costs. Demand for chilled water decreased across the campus, and its air conditioned spaces became more comfortable. The solution proved to be even more flexible than Haltom had expected.