Hotel Ivy was battling excessive chilled water usage, especially during winter months. After review of initial issues CEE recommended its Existing Building Commissioning Services (EBCx) to comprehensively identify savings opportunities.
A comprehensive recommissioning study of Detector Electronic’s main manufacturing facility was conducted in 2009.
Horizon Middle School
Despite the recent construction of the school, Horizon Middle School used excessive amounts of energy throughout the year and there were comfort and pressure issues in the building.
Bloomington Office Tower
Of three similar electrically heated buildings in the complex, this office building had the highest use per square foot. Comparison with other office buildings in the Upper Midwest showed that its source energy use was in the top 10 percent.
Pantages Theatre had high energy use. The NRG Energy Center, which provides steam and chilled water to the theater, wanted to reduce their customers’ energy cost and decided to fund an Existing Building Commissioning study.
Stonebridge Elementary School
Despite the installation of new equipment in 2002, Stonebridge Elementary used excessive amounts of energy throughout the year and there were comfort complaints by the school staff. As a result, Stillwater Area School district asked CEE to recommission the building.
Minnesota’s Public Building Enhanced Energy Efficiency Program
The State of Minnesota allocated federal stimulus funds and contracted with the Center for Energy and Environment to administer a commissioning program for existing public buildings.