Utility Reduction and Energy Conservation Plan (URECA)
The goal of URECA is to reduce energy consumption intensity 25% in FY2015 from the FY2005 baseline. Energy conservation measures (ECM) are presented in the URECA plan and are being implemented across campus. The measures include steam trap maintenance, lighting retrofits and controls, building HVAC shutdowns, thermostat temperature standards, water conservation, building re-commissioning, and building continuous commissioning through a new program titled the Sustainable Performance Program. Weather normalized energy consumption intensity for FY2015 was down 27.4% versus the FY2005 baseline.
Ongoing Support for Energy Conservation
On a monthly basis, energy consumption intensity is calculated by building and grouped by building classification. High intensity consumption buildings in each classification are targeted for close inspection of HVAC equipment performance. Energy consumption intensity is also analyzed on an annual basis.
Please review our FY2016 Annual Emory Energy Report.