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    • Advantages of Financing Continuous Commissioning® as an Energy Conservation Retrofit Measure 

      Wei, G.; Verdict, M.; Martinez, J. T. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2005)
    • Airside Economizer – Comparing Different Control Strategies and Common Misconceptions 

      Zhou, J.; Wei, G.; Turner, W. D.; Claridge, D. E. (Energy Systems Laboratory, 2008-12)
      Air-side economizer is broadly adopted in building HVAC design and operations. When the system is properly designed and the control sequence is properly implemented, air-side economizer provides significant energy savings. ...
    • Airside Economizer- Comparing Different Control Strategies and Common Misconceptions 

      Zhou, J.; Wei, G.; Turner, W. D.; Claridge, D. E. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 2008-10)
      Air-side economizer is broadly adopted in building HVAC design and operations. When the system is properly designed and the control sequence is properly implemented, air-side economizer provides significant energy savings. ...
    • Analysis of the HVAC System at the Willow Branch Intermediate School 

      Wei, G. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M UniversityDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1997)
      This report presents an analysis of the HVAC system at the Willow Branch Intermediate School for the MEEN 685 class project. The school is located at College Station, Texas. A portion of the school belonged to Oakwood ...
    • The Business and Technical Case for Continuous Commissioning for Enhanced Building Operations - A Case Study: Alamo Community College District, San Antonio, Texas, USA 

      Verdict, M.; Wei, G.; Martinez, J.; Claridge, D.; Baltazar-Cervantes, J. C.; Turner, W. D. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2004)
      This paper provides a business and technical case study for the Continuous Commissioning®(CC®) 1 process developed by the Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) at Texas A&M University System for building optimization. The business ...
    • Chiller Start/Stop Optimization for a Campus-wide Chilled Water System with a Thermal Storage Tank Under a Four-Period Electricity Rate Schedule 

      Zhou, J.; Wei, G.; Turner, W. D.; Deng, S.; Claridge, D.; Contreras, O. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2002)
      The existence of a 1.4-million-gallon chilled water thermal storage tank greatly increases the operational flexibility of a campuswide chilled water system under a four-part electricity rate structure. While significant ...
    • Continuous Commissioning of a Medical Research Facility 

      Turner, W. D.; Baltazar-Cervantes, J. C.; Zeig, G.; Wei, G. (Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu)Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 2007)
      This paper presents a case study for Continuous Commissioning® (CC®)of a 520,000 square foot medical research facility. All of the primary energy using systems in the building were investigated to determine their existing ...
    • Continuous Commissioning of Public Schools 

      Joo, I. S.; Turner, W. D.; Song, L.; Dong, D.; Baltazar-Cervantes, J. C.; Napper, G.; Wei, G. (Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu)Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 2007)
      Continuous Commissioning (CC) is a proven, highly cost-effective process that can improve building comfort and reduce energy consumption. This paper discusses the CC of three public schools in Austin, Texas. These schools ...
    • Continuous Commissioning® of the Austin City Hall 

      Yagua, C.; Zhou, J.; Wei, G.; Deng, S.; Turner, D.; Parker, J. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 2009-11)
      This paper presents a case study of a Continuous Commissioning (CC) project performed at the Austin City Hall. Various CC measures were implemented and significant energy savings were achieved. The paper illustrates a ...
    • Continuous Commissioning® of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport 

      Yazdani, B.; Schroeder, F.; Kramer, L.; Baltazar, J. C.; Turner, W. D.; Wei, G.; Deng, S.; Henson, R.; Dennis, J. R.; T., R. (Energy System Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 2008-10)
      The DFW International Airport is one of the largest and busiest airports in the world. Located in North Texas, squarely between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, the DFW Airport not only serves a huge population in ...
    • Continuous Commissioning® Opportunities in Hospital and Laboratory Facilities 

      Jones, A.; Claridge, D. E.; Turner, W. D.; Deng, S.; Wei, G.; Zeig, G. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 2008-10)
      This paper compiles the Continuous Commissioning® (CC®) costs, savings, and opportunities implemented in 20 hospital and laboratory commissioning projects involving 48 buildings. The potential savings and costs from 25 CC ...
    • Continuous Commisssioning of a Multipurpose Facility 

      Yagua, C.; Wei, G.; Napper, G.; Turner, D.; Effinger, M.; Shahsavary, F. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 2009-11)
      This paper presents a case study for the optimization of a multipurpose facility in a school district. The facility is a single-story building with a total conditioned area of 35,571 ft2. It contains a full size basketball ...
    • The Cost-Effectiveness of Continuous Commissioning® Over the Past Ten Years 

      Bynum, J.; Claridge, D. E.; Turner, W. D.; Deng, S.; Wei, G. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 2008-10)
      Continuous Commissioning® data including savings, costs, and implemented measures from over 60 buildings and sites commissioned by staff from the Energy Systems Laboratory at Texas A&M University are presented. Measured ...
    • Development of a Procedure for the Predictive Control Strategy of a Chilled Water Storage System 

      Wei, G.; Sakuri, Y.; Claridge, D. E.; Turner, W. D.; Liu, M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2000)
      Thermal energy storage systems store the thermal energy produced by the chiller plant in periods of off-peak electrical demand or when cheaper electricity is available. The stored thermal energy is then withdrawn from the ...
    • Embedding Continuous Commissioning in an Energy Efficiency Retrofit Program 

      Martinez, J. T.; Claridge, D.; Baltazar-Cervantes, J. C.; Turner, W. D.; Wei, G.; Verdict, M. (Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu)Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 2006)
      his paper presents a case study where Continuous Commissioning (CC), a process that optimizes the HVAC system operation and controls to reduce the building energy consumption and improve comfort, was embedded as one Energy ...
    • Exploring Maximum Humidity Control and Energy Conservation Opportunities with Single Duct Single Zone Air-Handling Units 

      Zhou, J.; Wei, G.; Turner, W. D.; Deng, S.; Claridge, D. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2006)
      Humidity control for single-duct single-zone (SDSZ) constant volume air handling units is known to be a challenge. The operation of these systems is governed by space temperature only. Under mild weather conditions, discharge ...
    • How Much Can a Campus Save on Utility Bills by Turning a 5-Workday Week Into a 4­Workday Week 

      Zhou, J.; Giebler, T.; Wei, G.; Turner, W. D. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2003)
      The recent budget cuts campaign mandated by the governor's office had all state agencies in Texas looking for ways to reduce revenue spending. One of the cost savings opportunities perceived by many university officials ...
    • Improved Air Volume Control Logic for VAV Systems 

      Wei, G.; Claridge, D. E.; Sakuri, Y.; M. Liu (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2000)
      In a VAV (variable air volume) system, the set point of the static pressure (usually measured at 213 downstream of the main supply air duct) is maintained by modulating the fan speed or inlet guide vane position. The set ...
    • Improving Control of a Dual-Duct Single-Fan Variable Air Volume Systems 

      Wei, G.; Martinez, J.; Minihan, T.; Brundidge, T.; Claridge, D. E.; Turner, W. D. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2003)
      This paper discusses improved control strategies for dual-duct single-fan variable air volume (VAV) systems. Common control strategy for supply air volume modulation is evaluated, and an improved air volume control strategy ...
    • Integration of Continuous Commissioning as a Measure in LoanSTAR and Energy Services Contracts 

      Wei, G.; Zhou, J.; Turner, D.; Lilley, D. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 2009-11)
      Continuous Commissioning® (CC®) is a process that resolves operating problems, optimizes the HVAC system operation and controls to reduce building energy consumption and improve comfort based on current building conditions ...