Projects Under Review
Naturally Cooling Data Centers in the Winter
We are in the process of conducting a study to determine feasibility of using outside air to cool the data center in Huntsman Hall. It would involve the purchase of window screens and fans to circulate air and would greatly reduce energy consumption since data center cooling is a big energy consumer.
Various Lighting Projects
Current lighting studies include motion sensors in the group study rooms, timers for classroom lighting, shutdown of accent lighting during off-peak hours and dimming fixtures in public spaces to minimum safety standards.
Adjusting Set Points for Minimum Outdoor Air Flow on Air Handlers
Air handlers consume more energy than any other source at Huntsman Hall, so even small changes can have a big impact. We are currently testing the changes to determine whether we can safely reduce the set points without affecting other critical functions or comfort.