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Performance Contracting to Meet Goals

Energy Matters is UWM's new energy efficiency project with a goal to:

  • achieve an energy reduction of 25% by 2013
  • reduce campus use of fossil fuels
  • provide comfortable study and work space

Energy Conservation at UWM:

The history

  • In 2005, through Executive Order 145, the governor ordered all UW-System insitutions to reduce energy consumption. Using 2005 energy consumption as an institution's benchmark measurement, UW-Milwaukee joined other UW instituions to use 10 percent less energy by 2008 and 20 percent less by 2010.
  • When UWM recorded a 5 percent increase in energy consumption by 2008, the university made a decision to reduce energy consumption by 25 percent by 2013 through performance contracting.
  • Performance contracting is a process where a contractor audits buildings to review their energy usage and then makes recommendations as to how to make the building "perform" better and use less energy.
  • In 2009 the State of Wisconsin, our Facility Services and Honeywell International worked together to conduct performance contracting in buildings throughout campus.
  • The project was funded through a state revolving loan fund to address energy conservation and is expected to have a 16 year payback.

Energy Matters is a commitment to UWM sustainability. In three years when the project is completed, the state will be able to replicate UWM energy savings at other UW instituions. 

Project Timeline

Academic Year 2009     Building Audits to assess Phase 1 energy improvements

  • EMS, Enderis, Cunningham, Curtin, Bolton 

March 2010-June 2011

Phase 1 energy efficiency improvements 

  • EMS, Enderis, Cunningham, Curtin, Bolton

January 2011-October 2012

Phase 2 Energy Efficiency Improvements

  • Fine Arts Complex, Chemistry, Golda Meir Library, Sabin, Lapham Hall
March 2011-October 2012

Phase 3 Energy Efficiency Improvements

  • University Service and Research Building
July 2012-Present

Phase 4 Energy Efficiency Improvements

  • Architecture and Urban Planning, Engelmann Hall, Klostsche and Pavilion, Lubar, Great Lakes, Kenilworth, Mitchell Hall, Zelazo, EMS

July 2012-May 2013

Phase 5 Energy Efficiency Improvements 

  • Sandburg Residence Halls

 

Measurement and Verification

We cannot manage what we cannot measure. This is true for many projects on campus aimed at being  more sustainable. Monitoring our energy usage once a building’s energy conservation measures have  been implemented is essential to this undertaking. The proposed and actual greenhouse gas emission  reductions are also calculated through this process. Energy Dashboards will soon be available to monitor a building's hourly energy usage.

Campus Buildings


Phase 5

Sandburg

Sandburg Residence Halls-

  • VAV installation
  • AHU installation
  • BTU meter installation
  • Lighting installation
  • Steam trap replacement
  • New occupancy sensors
  • Weather stripping installation on doors
  • Plumbing improvements       

Phase 4

EMS
Engineering & Mathematical Sciences (EMS)-

  • Booster coils cleaned
  • Air stations worked on in mechanical rooms
  • VAV installation
  • Asbestos Removal
  • New electronic controls installation
  • New occupancy sensors and lights installation
  • Zone sensors installation
  • Cabling installation
  • Re-insulating reheat coil piping
  • Performing controls commissioning
zelazo
Zelazo-

  • Plumbing conservation improvements
  • Steam and hot water boiler installation
  • Exhaust fan upgrades 
  • AHU software upgrades
  • VAV retrofits
  • Lighting retrofits
  • Weather-strip and caulk on doors and windows
Mitchell-Hall
Mitchell Hall-

  • Plumbing conservation improvements
  • AHU upgrades
  • Steam and hot water heat exchangers and pumps upgrades
  • Exhaust fan installation
  • Electric and steam meters retrofits
  • Lighting retrofits
  • VAV retrofits
  • Weather-strip on seals on doors
kenilworth  Kenilworth-

  • Plumbing conservation improvements
  • High efficiency hot water heaters installation
  • Heat and water pump upgrades
  • AHU system software upgrades
  • Motion sensor installation 
  • Lighting retrofits
Great Lakes
Great Lakes Research Facility (GLRF)-

  • Lighting installation
  • Exhaust fan installation
  • Water cooling tower and pump upgrades
  • AHU software development
  • VAV retrofits
  • weather-strip on doors
lubar
Lubar-

  • Lighting retrofits
  • Building and parking garage exhaust fan installation
  • Steam and hot water heat exchangers and pump upgrades
  • AHU software upgrades
  • Plumbing conservation improvements
  • Weather-strip on doors
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Klotsche and Pavilion-

  • Plumbing conservation improvements
  • AHU software upgrades
  • Exhaust fan installation
  • Hot water, heat pumps, and pool upgrades
  • Lighting retrofits
  • VAV retrofits
  • Automatic pool cover installation
  • High volume, low speed fan installation
  • Weather-strip on doors
engelmann
Engelmann Hall-

  • Plumbing conservation improvements
  • Lighting retrofits
  • Heat and hot water pump upgrades
  • Exhaust fan installation
  • AHU system development
  • VAV installation
  • Weather-strip and caulk on doors and windows
AUP  Architecture and Urban Planning (AUP)-

  • Plumbing conservation improvements
  • AHU and hot water system upgrades
  • Lighting retrofits
  • Weather-strip and seal on doors, windows and roof

 

Phase 3

University Services and Research Building  University Services and Research Building (USRB)-

  • Chilled water piping installation
  • Electrical updates
  • Mezzanine installation
  • Hot water valve installation
  • Lighting installation
  • Roof curb installation
  • Duct installation
  • New condensate pumps
  • Sensors installation
  • Steam trap installation

Phase 2

Lapham1

Lapham Hall (LAP)-

  • Ballast replacement
  • Lighting re-lamped
  • Weather stripping installation on doors and windows
  • Plumbing updated
  • Steam trap installation
  • New occupancy sensors
Sabin-Hall

Sabin Hall (SAB)-

  • Ballast replacement
  • Lighting re-lamped
  • Weather stripping installation on doors and windows
  • Plumbing updated
  • New control panels
  • Valve updates
  • New thermostat installation
  • Retro commissioning hot water system
  • New occupancy sensors
Library Green Roof progress

Golda Meir Library (GML)-

  • Ballast replacement
  • Lighting re-lamped
  • Weather stripping installation on doors and windows
  • Plumbing updated
  • New occupancy sensors
  • Valve replacement
  • Steam control valve installation
  • Damper repair
  • Pump replacement
Chemistry

Chemistry (CHM)-

  • Ballast replacements
  • Lighting re-lamped
  • Weather stripping installation on doors and windows
  • Plumbing updated
  • Air flow measurement
  • New occupancy sensors
  • VAV installation
  • Lab ventilation control
art building
Fine Arts Complex (AC)-

  • Ballast replacements
  • Lighting re-lamped
  • Weather stripping installation on doors and windows
  • Plumbing updated
  • Valve replacement
  • Custom air flow implemented
  • Damper installation
  • Steam trap installation

Phase 1

Bolton

Bolton Hall

  • Frequency drive installation
  • Weather stripping installation
  • Cabling installation
  • Sensors installation
  • Lamps installation
  • Steam trap Replacement
Curtain Hall

Curtin Hall

  • Sensors installation
  • Lighting installation
  • Ceiling replacement
  • Cabling installation
  • VAV installation
  • Air cabinet dampers installation
Cunningham Hall

Cunningham Hall

  • Sensors installation
  • Lighting installation
  • Steam trap replacement
  • Controller installation
Enderis Hall

Enderis Hall

  • Tap weld removal
  • Sensors installation
  • Lighting installation
  • VAV installation
  • Cabling installation
  • Wiring installation
  • Air handler work
  • Control valve installation
  • AHU installation
  • Performing controls commissioning