Leveraging ECM's for Deeper Energy Savings

Abstract

The ultimate goal is zero net energy buildings and/or facilities. Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) run in $15-25/mWh range. Alternative Energy such as wind, solarPV, and fuel cells in the range of $60-160/mWh. ECMs have realistic financial viability and are the pillar which can drive down the initial costs of Alternative Energy. Driving down energy intensity is advantageous to implementing alternative energy sources. The technology advancements for both Energy Conservation Measures and Alternative Energy Systems continue to increase at significant levels. The importance of ECMs is heightened as they are coupled together intelligently and innovatively. How can energy intensity per square-foot, be decreased in buildings, with high energy use requirements, and are being used continuously?

This session looks at the results of a 9 year multi-phased energy savings program. A 25% reduction in energy intensity has been achieved at a continuously functioning Academic Medical Center. Academic Medical Centers have very high energy use and implement best practices (ACH & high % of outside air requirements) to provide innovative healthcare, and advance research for cures/treatments of complex diseases, illnesses, and injuries. The session will exam facility energy use profiles, year over year, and ECMs used to move to deeper energy savings.

Presented By

Kevin Kanoff, C.E.M.
Campus Energy Engineer
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Kevin L Kanoff, C.E.M.
Campus Energy Engineer

PennState Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
Department of Facilities
kkanoff@pennstatehealth.psu.edu