Marion K. Piper Academic Center
|Electricity Savings (kWh):||317,390||29%|
|Natural Gas Savings (Therms):||13,962||45%|
|Overall Energy Savings (Mbtu):||2,479||36%|
|Utility Cost Savings ($):||$32,382||32%|
|Estimated Project Cost ($):||$60,275||1.86||yrs. (Payback)|
|Available Utility Incentives($):||$9,273||15%||of Proj. Cost|
|Net Cost w/Incentives ($):||$51,002||1.58||yrs. (Payback)|
Date Completed: May 2012
Client: McKendree University
Size: 28,500 sq. ft.
Type of Construction: Existing
Facility Type: Higher Education
The Marion K. Piper Academic Center (PAC) on the McKendree Unviersity campus in Lebanon, Illinois is a classroom and office building with an auditorium and offices for the campus IT department. This study identified an issue with the original roof-mounted HVAC units installation that prevented them from turning off at night in spite of the control system programming. In addition, a long-term problem with space temperature control was found to be caused by improperly installed heating water valves, which were finally fixed correctly.