Energy savings technology was not part of the original construction of Research 1 on Anschutz Medical Campus, but it is now. Changes are under way to make the building more efficient, saving the university approximately $675,000 a year.
The project includes lighting and ventilation controls and heat recovery and evaporative cooling that will:
- Transfer heat from the exhaust to the outside air intake during the winter, preheating the air stream.
- Transfer heat from the outside air intake to the exhaust stream during the summer, cooling the air stream.
Four air handling units will be shut down one at a time through Feb. 1. There will be little or no impact on air flow. Five exhaust fans will be shut down one at a time between Feb. 1 and March 15. Fume hoods will be impacted by this shut down for a period of three hours each in the early morning.
Funding for the project consists of cash funds, energy savings grants from Xcel and stimulus (ARAA) guaranteed bonds. For more information, contact Ken Neeper at email@example.com.