Project Description

University of Central Missouri

The University serves nearly 12,000 students. In 2009, the university embarked on a $16.1 million campus wide energy efficiency upgrade project.

  • The majority of buildings are over 100 years old.
  • Energy models were developed and calibrated based on historical energy usage throughout the campus.
  • Solutions will provide annual savings of over 8,600,000 kWh of electricity and 268,000 therms of natural gas.
  • Replaced inefficient campus boiler system and building HVAC systems with Geothermal Heat Pump System served by a common geothermal well field.
  • 90+% efficient condensing hot water boilers were utilized for building heating needs.
  • Flow systems were converted to variable primary arrangements for buildings in which chilled water systems remained.
  • Airside heat recovery and demand control ventilation strategies were implemented throughout the campus.
  • Constant volume air handling and pumping systems were converted to variable volume systems in multiple systems.
  • Lab exhaust systems were converted to variable flow systems based on actual requirements, reducing exhaust and makeup air requirements.

GEI performed a detailed investment grade energy audit and served as the primary design consultant for the subsequent mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering design services to the energy services contractor (ESCO) for this project.