Mark Hancock, P.E. — Mar 2018
Braemar Arena in Edina, Minnesota, has one outdoor and three indoor rinks, as well as the two-level, 30,000-square-foot Hornets Nest. The arena is home to local hockey clubs and is available for open skating, figure skating, skating lessons, and events. Braemar also hosts national and international champion hockey and figure skating competitions.
CEE worked with the Braemar Arena to identify energy savings and opportunities to improve the facility’s operational efficiency. The arena is one of the highest energy consumers in Edina’s building portfolio, and addressing its energy use through recommissioning will help the City achieve the greenhouse gas reduction goals it has set for 2025 and 2050.
- Reduce energy demand and expenditures
- Reduce operation and maintenance expenditures
- Improve building system control and occupant comfort
- Recommend additional energy saving opportunities on identified capital projects
CEE’s engineers assessed the building’s primary energy-using equipment and collected trend data from the three onsite building automation systems to understand the arena’s standard operations and identify energy reduction opportunities.
Energy savings and implementation costs were calculated for each energy conservation opportunity identified in this study.
Annual Savings Potential
CEE identified 26 energy conservation opportunities at Braemar Arena, with potential for more than $101,000 in annual energy savings and a three-year payback, including:
- $310,257 estimated implementation cost
- $5,519 recommissioning rebate
- $10,000 maximum bonus rebate achieved