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 has extensive experience and knowledge in, evaluating existing systems and retrofitting energy conservation measures to functioning building and process systems. His experiences, includes; data collection, energy data analysis, energy conservation measure project development, energy conservation measure construction management, measurement and verification of energy conservation measures, development of annual Energy Reports for Senior Management, and developing energy master plans. The Energy Savings Program he has implemented at PennState Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has resulted in significant energy savings and energy intensity reduction.

In addition, he is on the Utility budget development team and energy procurement team for PennState Health.

Kevin has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Idaho and has worked in the field of engineering for 27 years, specializing in the building energy field for the last 17 years.

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