Facilities

Sustainability

  • Reviewed the specifications for HVAC equipment that is subject to replacement by ensuring that it is not oversized; and, for building automation systems that are programmable, the training to ensure that these systems are properly programmed.
  • Made HVAC systems more efficient by upgrading them in conjunction with renovation projects and were fitted
  • Established Direct Digital Control for regulating HVAC.
  • Replaced minor motorized equipment that is subject to replacement with premium efficiency motors. For purposes of this subdivision, ‘premium efficiency motor’ means a motor that meets or exceeds a set of minimum full-load efficiency standards developed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA).
  • Replaced incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Installed occupancy sensors or optical sensors (Some of this has been done, but not consistently and in all UNCG Buildings.)
  • Disconnected lamps in drink vending machines during evening hours
  • Encouraged the use of power save feature on computers, monitors, copiers, fax machines, and other office
  • Installed front load washers in all laundry rooms in on-campus residence halls
  • Installed instantaneous water heaters in 12 UNCG buildings
  • Purchase only ‘Energy Star’ office equipment and appliances
  • Integrated energy management under a single Energy Management Engineer
  • Executed performance contracts to fund utility upgrades
  • Established by the State of North Carolina, UNCG and all other state system institutions of higher education will reduce their energy consumption by: 20% per gross square foot by 2010 and 30% per gross square foot by 2015, based on energy consumption for the 2003-2004 fiscal year