Facilities Operations Department uses professional engineering oversight to manage energy resources and to provide guidance in facilities improvements and facilities operations.
One major building cost is the energy used to operate the building. Electrical power for lighting and equipment, electrical power to generator chilled water for cooling, and natural gas used to generate steam for heating. Effectively managing these energy resources has both significant cost consequences and impacts to greenhouse gas emissions.
Departments’ engineering goals are related to energy management and facilities condition reporting.
Objective 1.3: Effectively manage energy resources
Measurement 1.3.1. Using “Labs 21 Energy Benchmarking”, Energy Use Index for each building will be better than peer groups.
Our EUI will be compared to the average EUI of a predefined group of peer institutions based on similar building type, i.e. research space, office space, education space. EUI is the standard industry measure for comparison (Energy Use Index represents thousand BTU per Gross Square Feet of space for annual energy use).
Objective 1.4: Ensure that the condition of campus facilities is held to a high-quality standard
Measurement 1.4.1. Utilizing State of Colorado Facilities Audit Program, achieve average campus FCI of 80%.
Measurement 1.4.2. Utilizing State of Colorado Facilities Audit Program, all occupied individual buildings will have an FCI >65%.
The Facilities Condition Index (FCI) is an approved measure based on industry accepted terminology and required by the Office of the State Architect when requesting Controlled Maintenance funding for deferred maintenance projects. FCI is equal to the ratio of estimated deferred maintenance divided by the facilities current replacement value, all subtracted numerically from one and expressed as a percentage with 100% being perfect.
The Anschutz Medical Campus is largely new construction and in keeping with industry standards new buildings are assumed to not have deferred maintenance problems within at least the first five years of operations. Recently accepted buildings are under warranty for one year and if other improvements are completed to new buildings this work is not defined as deferred maintenance.
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