InsideIQ Firm Completes Library Recommissioning Project Yielding Energy Savings, Utility Rebates
Uhl Puts Minnesota Library Back on Track to Save Energy
Jun 17, 2015, 03:40 ET
ROSEVILLE, Minn., June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ramsey County Library in Roseville, Minn, is saving more than $10,000 annually in utility charges as a result of completing a recommissioning of its facility. The library partnered with Uhl Company Inc., a provider of building automation, security systems and energy services, and Xcel Energy, the local utility, on the $13,300 project. Uhl implemented several energy conservation opportunities (ECOs) in the library that saved energy and qualified the library to earn utility rebates to help cover some of the project's costs. Based in Maple Grove, Minn., Uhl is a member firm of the InsideIQ™ Building Automation Alliance, an international alliance of independent building automation contractors.
Ramsey County Library in Roseville is a 70,000 square foot facility constructed in 1993 with a major addition in 2010 that qualified the building for LEED Gold. The ECOs implemented by Uhl reduced utility costs by $10,518 annually, five percent more than projected, and provided a payback in just over six months.
"Ramsey County implemented the recommissioning along with analytics to help determine best practices in development of a sustainability model for our facilities. This project has proven to us that even in a LEED Certified building less than five years old we still have opportunities to save energy," said Gary Mrachek, director of building operations for Ramsey County Property Management. "Building manager Julie Neville and her team at the Library played a key role and were engaged throughout the process, learning how to use analytics to manage the facility more efficiently. The analytics continuously evaluate system performance and notifies the team if the system is not performing as optimized during the recommissioning. This actionable information allows the team to move quickly in resolving issues that could affect building operations and increase energy consumption. We see this as a model the Property Management Department will use in all of our facilities going forward."
"InsideIQ member firms are dedicated to creating the best inside working environments for customers," said Paul Strohm, president of InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance. "InsideIQ Members, like Uhl Company, offer advanced energy solutions that help customers achieve their conservation goals. InsideIQ firms can implement energy saving upgrades on time and within budget, with minimal disruption to facility operations."
SOURCE InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance
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