UC Irvine, Strategic Energy Plan MBCx

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  • Multi-building commissioning multiplies campus energy savings.

  • Project Overview

    As part of UC Irvine’s strategic energy plan, the campus wished to reduce campus energy costs. They turned to us to analyze several buildings and determine potential energy conservation measures (ECMs), including an estimate of how many kWh could be saved annually by implementing individual measures. We also determined the cost of implementing each measure to recommend to the university only those solutions that made the most economic sense.

  • Solution

    We went to five different campus buildings to determine the existing conditions inside each building. Our team monitored each building and developed ECMs along with total annual savings, implementation costs, and payback timelines for each. After we determined which ECMs to use and calculated the savings, we produced drawings to provide to contractors for bidding. We also worked with the local utility company to ensure rebates for the construction cost.

  • UCI SCIENCE LIBRARY

    317,311 kWh saved annually

    39,000 therms saved annually

    $53,584 saved annually

    Cost $115,155*

    3.4 Year Simple Payback

    *With incentive

    UCI SOCIAL ECOLOGY II

    182,608 kWh saved annually

    171,054 therms saved annually

    $146,753 saved annually

    Cost $119,000*

    0.0 Year Simple Payback

    *With incentive

    UCI BREN HALL

    125,721 kWh saved annually

    18,514 therms saved annually

    $23,619 saved annually

    Cost $48,687*

    6 Year Simple Payback

    *With incentive

    HUMANITIES BUILDING

    121,027 kWh saved annually

    1,985 therms saved annually

    $10,384 saved annually

    Cost $31,032*

    11.2 Year Simple Payback

    *With incentive

    MULTI-PURPOSE SCIENCE

    254,863 kWh saved annually

    6,184 therms saved annually

    $23,429 saved annually

    Cost $67,351*

    3.2 Year Simple Payback

    *With incentive