Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date March 19, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Virginia Tech
OP-T2-13: Timers for Temperature Control

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Fred Selby
Energy & Sustainability Manager
Facilities Services, Office of Energy and Sustainability
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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:

The university uses a Siemens APOGEE-based Building Automation System (BAS) to provide normal temperature and humidity control for approximately 80% of campus buildings. Beginning in 2009, Virginia Tech’s Facilities staff began implementation of time-of-day scheduling of HVAC Air Handler Unit operation and associated chilled water flow based on occupancy rates in non-critical buildings. Academic year nighttime and weekend automatic schedules are programmed for approximately 30% of campus buildings as well as further reduced schedules for extended breaks and summer operation.


The percentage of building space (square footage) with timers for temperature control:
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The website URL where information about the practice is available:

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