Arcanum Schools were spending $185,014 on utilities annually. WES implemented an energy services agreement and reduced their annual utility cost by 38% in year one, saving Arcanum $69,852.
The BuildingLogiX suite of technology helped to identify opportunities around discharge air reset on air handlers, chilled water reset on chiller plant, and CO2 demand based ventilation resulting in a reduction of annual electric consumption by 33% from 1,547,256 kWh to 1,042,176 kWh.
Additionally, WES reduced the hours HVAC equipment operated in dehumidification mode and minimized summer boiler operation reducing annual gas consumption by 56% from 7,424 mm Btu to 3,282 mm Btu.
As a result, the building’s energy cost per square foot has been reduced from $1.22 to $0.76. Furthermore, the work one by the WES team increased the building’s energy star score from an average of 38 to 85.
The actual annual savings for Arcanum’s K-12 are:
- Annual Utility Savings – $69,852
- Annual Electric Consumption Savings – 505,080 kWh
- Annual Gas Consumption Savings – 4,142 mm Btu
- Cost of energy per square foot improved from $1.22/b2 to $0.76