USC Electrical Engineering Building, Deep Energy Retrofit

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  • A new energy blueprint supports building efficiency goals

  • Project Overview

    The Electrical Engineering Building (EEB) had a high energy use index relative to other buildings on the USC campus. We conducted a deep energy study to identify potential measures for reducing energy consumption, including capital replacement of equipment. As part of the project, we provided mechanical and electrical engineering services for a comprehensive inventory, assessment and analysis of the building’s energy characteristics, including occupant influences.

  • Solution

    We met USC’s needs by making recommendations to replace capital equipment and reducing annual energy consumption. We surveyed the building’s HVAC systems, lighting systems, plug load, process loads and envelope. Our study was organized in two phases: data gathering and data analysis. Our energy team gave USC reports on each phase, as well as an updated findings log, supporting calculations, energy models and trend data used for model calibration and calculations. We also provided the design for replacement of the air handlers, VAV boxes, building controls, and lighting upgrades to meet the targeted energy savings.

  • Annual Energy Savings

    981,700 kWh (all recommended measures)

    4,100 annual therms