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1 Alamo Colleges: Energy Efficiency Initiatives The Achieving the Dream Leader College designation recognizes an institution’s impact in the effort to improve student success and eliminate achievement gaps nationwide. JOHN W. STRYBOS, P.E. ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR OF FACILITIES Southwest Regional Collaborative Symposium March 1-2, 2012

2 Accomplishments (Major Completed Projects) ⋅ 2012 – District wide – SAWS toilet Fixture replacement ⋅ 2011 – SPC-SWC - SECO Solar Panels ⋅ 2011 – District Wide – CPS Energy Audits ⋅ 2011 – District Wide – SECO ECRM Assessment ⋅ 2009 – District Wide – 4 day work week ⋅ 2008 – NVC Recycled water ⋅ Recycling ⋅ 2004 – PAC – 4 Day work week ⋅ 2003 – SAC, SPC and PAC - SECO ECRM Projects

3 Current Projects ⋅ NLC – Recycled Water ⋅ SAC – First Responders Academy Water line ⋅ SAC – First Responders Academy On Site Package Treatment Plant ⋅ District Wide – SECO projects ⋅ District Wide – Sustainability Policy and Procedures

4 Summer Energy Savings Initiative ⋅ Turn off boilers when outside air temperature is above 90 °F ⋅ Four day work week schedules. ⋅ CC® Measures Electricity (kWh) Demand (kW) Gas (CCF) Water (gallons) 2011 Total Savings 1,503,0541,96958,8544,572,231 Summer 2011 total cost savings: $199,194

5 New Building Optimization: CC ® measures implemented: September 20, 2011 Before CC ® After CC ® Before CC ® After CC ® ~ 25 % reduction in consumption Weather normalized trend data: ~35% demand reduction Performing Arts (Convocation) at Palo Alto College

6 Implemented CC ® Measures Supply air temperature reset schedule based on outside air temperature Supply air static pressure reset schedule based on outside air temperature ⋅ Reset schedules based on outside air temperature have been implemented this year at every campus.

7 Temperature and dead-bands: (Energy Conservation Code ) ⋅ Standard setpoints district wide to maintain a dead-band (minimum cooling and heating) of at least 5 °F Space Temperature CSPHSP Heating Band Cooling Band High Air Flow Low Air Flow HSP Heating Band CSP Cooling Band Space Temperature BeforeCurrently being implemented

8 Next Steps ⋅ Possible LEED Certified Projects –Manzanillo Hall at Northwest Vista College (In progress) –Mountain Laurel –Huisache Hall ⋅ District Wide Solar Panel installations where possible ⋅ PAC, SAC, SPC Rainwater harvesting

9 Recognitions and Presentations ⋅ 2010 ACUPCC award ⋅ 2007 TEES Mega Energy Saver Award ⋅ 2004 (?) CPS Energy Saver Award Presentations: ⋅ International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations (ICEBO) ⋅ Hot and Humid

10 Cumulative Savings

11 Thanks. The Achieving the Dream Leader College designation recognizes an institution’s impact in the effort to improve student success and eliminate achievement gaps nationwide.

12 ESL-AC Return on Investment


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