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A Ten-Year, $7 Million Energy Initiative Marching on: Texas A&M University Campus Energy Systems CC
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The $35 million in measured savings for the ten-year, $7 million continuous commissioning (CC) program at the Texas A&M University (TAMU) makes the decision to continue easy. In today's energy environment and with the volatilities and uncertainties of the utilities market, successfully managing a dynamic energy management initiative is an instrumental and challenging priority on any campus. The TAMU project closely involves continuous commissioning of one hundred and fifty (150) major campus buildings, five (5) central, five (5) central utility plants [including one (1) Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant] and their distribution infrastructure. All levels of energy consumption metering, data management, savings determination, retrofit projects, and M&V (Measurement and Verification) functions are integrated. This paper presents our philosophy, the work scope, structure, approaches, and accomplishments of this on-going process. It also discusses lessons learned and strategies refined. TAMU's one-of-a-kind BAC (Building Automatic Controls) network will also be covered for its role and value in the CC.
Deng, S.; Claridge, D. E.; Turner, W. D.; Bruner, H. L.; Williams, L.; Riley, J. G. (2006). A Ten-Year, $7 Million Energy Initiative Marching on: Texas A&M University Campus Energy Systems CC. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from