Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.16
Liaison Rebecca Walker
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Southern Oregon University
OP-T2-17: Energy Management System

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
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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:

Facilities Management & Planning (FMP) has achieved significant reductions in natural gas consumption through implementation of a Resource Conservation Management (RCM) program. Using the scheduling capabilities of the University’s Johnson Controls Metasys DDC system, adjustments were made to the operating schedules of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment in individual campus buildings to provide heating/cooling at only those times that each building is actually occupied.

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

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

Facilities Management worked with the Building Manager of each campus building to identify times in the evenings/nights and on weekends when building HVAC systems could be switched to “unoccupied” status. All of the heating, air, and ventilation systems are shut down during unoccupied periods. For a 6 week period in the summer, departments work four days a week to allow for systems to be shut down for a three-day weekend, resulting in substantial energy savings.

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

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