Forestry Sciences Energy Audit

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Adam Wechsler (
Thomas McGrade (

Goals and Objectives Include:

1. Update and quantify the existing energy use of the Forestry Sciences Building; enable comparison with other buildings
  • Download electric energy use data from Schooldude
  • Analyze data in Excel
  • Summarize in graphs and tables

2. Examine the final energy audit report produced by Slade Engineering when available

  • Calculate/predict potential energy savings across different suggestions.
  • Identify payback period
  • Determine what upgrades the Energy Revolving Fund can pay for.

3. Prepare a final product that informs people of the audit, potential changes we recommend, and the impact that the changes may have

  • Cost-benefit analysis?
  • Video?
  • Report?
  • Fact Sheet?

4. Attend as many meetings and activities that the University has planned surrounding their net-zero goals

Available Levels of Energy Audit (Courtesy of David Slade):

Level I—Walk‐Through Analysis – “Assess a building’s energy cost and efficiency by analyzing energy bills and conducting a brief on‐site survey of the building. A Level I energy analysis will identify and provide a savings and cost analysis of low‐cost/no‐cost measures. It will also provide a listing of potential capital improvements that merit further consideration, and an initial judgment of potential costs and savings.”
Level II—Energy Survey and Analysis – “More detailed building survey and energy analysis. A breakdown of the energy use within the building is provided. A Level II energy analysis will identify and provide the savings and cost analysis of all practical measures that meet the owner’s constraints and economic criteria, along with any changes to O&M procedures. May also provide a listing of potential capital‐intensive improvements that require more thorough data collection and engineering analysis, and a judgment of potential costs and savings.”
Level III—Detailed Analysis of Capital‐Intensive Modifications – “This level of engineering analysis focuses on potential capital‐intensive projects identified during the Level II analysis and involves more detailed field data gathering as well as a more rigorous engineering analysis. It provides detailed project cost and savings calculations with a high level of confidence sufficient for major capital investment decisions.”
David Slade's Draft Energy Conservation Measures:

Final Presentation:


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