Energy starts where you live.
The campus has continual energy monitoring in place or mid-installation (depending on building) in Dix, Draper, Pearson, Fake- Ten Eck, Draper-Parsons, and Porter for electrical consumption. This is in addition to the electrical energy monitoring at the substation for the campus. The campus is also installing continual Steam use monitors in Dix, Draper, and Pearson. Measurement is key to management.
While you are away from the campus, the work goes keep going.
As some of you may be aware the campus has used fall break, winter break and spring break as energy conservation periods. The campus has received similar results in energy savings to other campuses engaging in this same practice – where data from those campuses is available.
Are we staying green and warm?
The campus has emissions monitoring on each of the large, primary boilers in the central boiler room. This monitoring is used by each of the boiler controls to "tweak" the fuel air mixture for a more efficient use of energy. Also in the central boiler room, the campus is in the process of enabling intelligent boiler controls which will run the boilers in accordance with predetermined efficiency and need calculations.
What's going on outside?
There is a Photovoltaic field planned for construction for this spring on the pasture land just downhill from the CEST building.
What's new inside?
The HVAC shop has a practice of replacing failed fan motors with a new model of most efficient motor available for the application. Bringing fresh air into our buildings and stale air out is becoming a greener and leaner practice.
The Center for Environmental Technologies (CEST) is promoting solar energy for residents of Schoharie County. Solar power is produced without any production of carbon dioxide, making it environmentally friendly energy. Learn more about Schoharie Solar >