Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.13
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date July 11, 2013
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Bowdoin College
OP-T2-17: Energy Management System

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainable Bowdoin
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Does the institution use a centralized energy management system that allows it to track energy consumption and performance in multiple buildings in a central location?:

A brief description of the management system:

Bowdoin has two energy management systems. Johnson Controls Metasys is one system monitoring 90% of the buildings. Invensys/Vykon System monitors another 10% of building's space. Timers are set for 85% of campus buildings. These buildings are monitored by Facilities Management during business hours and by the Office of Safety and Security's Communications Center during non-business hours.

The percentage of building space monitored with a centralized energy management system:

A description of what systems are shut down during unoccupied periods:

During unoccupied periods Bowdoin's heating and cooling set-points vary between buildings due to program use or building type. Typical unoccupied heating set point is 60 degrees Fahrenheit and the typical unoccupied cooling set point is 80 degrees Fahrenheit. (The campus standard for occupied spaces is 68 degrees Fahrenheit for heating and 74 degrees Fahrenheit for cooling).
Ventilation supply air system fans will shut down & work off of unoccupied set points as will building exhaust fans (mostly restroom systems). The Watson Arena ice temperature set point will raise to 22 degrees Fahrenheit when unoccupied
NOTE: Not all buildings have such function because of program use i.e. Science Buildings with lab hoods run 24/7, 365 days a year,

The website URL where information about the institution's use of the technology is available:

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