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Submission Date March 11, 2014
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University of San Diego
OP-T2-17: Energy Management System

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Michael Plakosh
Energy Manager
Facilities Management
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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:

The energy management system is a graphical system and displays current set points and energy usage for HVAC, lighting and other uses of electricity and gas. The energy management system lighting covers building outer lights; internal lights are controlled via occupancy sensors and timers as well as manual control. While global temperature and lighting set points do not exist, the set points in each building / unit can be easily adjusted. Instantaneous power use data for all buildings can be viewed and historical data can be downloaded for a specific period (e.g. last 48 hours or last 1 year). The system can graph energy use at specified intervals for trending purposes, which is key to understanding energy use patterns for purpose of optimization.

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

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

From the 2013 Campus e-mail regarding the shutdown-

Due to the extended holiday period from December 23, 2011 to January 2, 2012 the Facilities Management department will be adjusting temperatures in buildings in an effort to save energy.

Because of the sensitivity of temperature control in the Donald P. Shiley Center for Science and Technology, this building will be exempt from the unoccupied temperature settings.

The majority of campus buildings will operate in “unoccupied mode”. This means that temperatures will be adjusted to heat up to 62˚ and cool down to 85˚ in the following buildings:

• Degheri Alumni Center
• Copley Library
• Facilities Management
• Guadalupe
• Hughes Administration Center (except for Public Safety)
• Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
• Warren Hall
• Loma Hall
• Manchester Executive Conference Center
• Olin Hall
• University Copy and Graphics
• Sacred Heart Hall
• Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
• Hahn School of Nursing
• Missions Café and Fitness Center
• Mission Crossroads
• Student Life Pavilion
• Hahn University Center
• Manchester Child Development Center
• Serra Hall
• Legal Research Center

The following buildings will have their heat lowered in classrooms and public areas only:

• Camino Hall
• Founders Hall (except Founders Chapel)
• Maher Hall

All housing areas will be exempt from the unoccupied temperature settings.

Alcala Park West occupants please adjust your office temperature settings down as you leave for the extended holiday period.

If your building has operable windows, please make sure that your windows are closed and locked.

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

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