Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.13
Liaison Michael Kensler
Submission Date Jan. 15, 2013
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Auburn University
OP-T2-13: Timers for Temperature Control

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Ken Martin
Energy Engineer
Utilities and Energy Management, Facilities Management
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Does the institution use timers to regulate temperatures based on occupancy hours in at least one building?:
Yes

A brief description of the technology used:

Our campus Building Automation System (BAS) is able to schedule areas for unoccupied modes. Each individual zone (area controlled by thermostat) is attached to timed occupied/unoccupied schedules which are determined by coordinating with the building occupants.

In 2 buildings, lighting occupancy sensors are tied into the HVAC setbacks. The buildings that utilize this technology are the Gorrie Building and the Soccer & Track Building. When the lights are turned off by the occupancy sensors in offices, those areas go to a standby mode. In the standby mode, the controlling offsets are changed from plus or minus 0.5 degrees to plus or minus 4 degrees. If the buildings are set for unoccupied mode, the offsets increase even further.


The percentage of building space (square footage) with timers for temperature control:
35

The website URL where information about the practice is available:
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35% of gross building sqft with timers is estimate, not calculation.

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