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Report of Energy Efficiency Study and Metering/Utilities Profile for Electricity Deregulation at Texas A&M University – Commerce (TAMU–C) Commerce, Texas
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The energy costs for TAMU-Commerce are very high when compared to most of the other universities in the TAMUs. For example, the price of $1.6 per square foot per year for utilities is nearly twice that of the Kingsville or Tarleton campuses. This gives us, however, an excellent opportunity for improving energy efficiency.
DescriptionOur estimates of savings for the entire campus, through commissioning and minor control upgrades, are nearly $300,000 annually. If we concentrate on the 11 largest opportunities, representing nearly 50% of the conditioned square footage, savings of over $200,000 could be achieved. Some capital will be required, however, to achieve these savings, because there are a number of systems currently not operating or are bypassed. Some of the needed hardware may be installed by the performance contractor, CSI, as part of the pending performance contract. After the installation and verification of the equipment in the performance contract, it is recommended that the campus buildings and plants be commissioned.
Wei, G.; Campbell, C.; Claridge, D. E.; Turner, W. D. (1999). Report of Energy Efficiency Study and Metering/Utilities Profile for Electricity Deregulation at Texas A&M University – Commerce (TAMU–C) Commerce, Texas. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M University. Available electronically from