|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||July 28, 2011|
Florida Gulf Coast University
Tier2-1: Timers for Temperature Control
|0.25 / 0.25||
Environmental Health & Safety
Does the institution use timers to regulate temperatures based on occupancy hours in at least one building?:
A brief description of the technology used:
FGCU has one of the largest ice thermal storage plants in the state, making the campus’ Physical Plant operations among Florida’s most energy efficient. Our thermal ice storage system makes ice during off-peak period. Ice is then melted and distributed to cool campus buildings via underground insulated water lines. This saves FGCU in excess of $200,000 per year in utility costs. Building mechanical equipment cycles off during off hours, weekends, and low use periods to save energy use and equipment wear and tear.
The website URL where information about the practice is available:
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