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Light switch stickers have been placed on outlets throughout campus to remind students, faculty, and staff to turn off lights before they leave a classroom.

The Physical Plant hopes these efforts will increase awareness of energy use on campus, ultimately reducing the University’s carbon footprint.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this information, please contact the Work Management Center at 590-1370 or wmc@fgcu.edu

 

 

ENERGY USE ACROSS CAMPUS


Computer Energy Usage

Inspections were done across campus to identify areas where electricity is left on during off hours, and usage audits were conducted before, during, and after normal office hours of Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm. Inspections have identified that most lab computers are left on most of time, which significantly increases demand to not only power the equipment, but to keep the air handlers running extra to combat heat generated from the computer equipment.

In conservative estimates, reduced energy consumption, in areas left on during idle hours, could reduce energy costs between $60,000 and $80,000 annually campus wide.

An individual office could save between $832 and $1,664 per year during a regular work week, if computer equipment was shut off during idle hours (idle hours during a regular working week are determined to be 5pm-7am Monday through Thursday & weekends Friday 5pm to Monday 7am).

Office suites with 4 computer stations per reception area could save between $5,200 and $10,400 per year if computer equipment was shut off during idle hours (estimations are based on a regular work week).

An average computer lab could save between $23,400 and $46,800 per year, if everything was shut off during idle hours (estimations are based on a regular working week, with idle hours determined to be 11 pm-7 am).

Calculations were done through the Office Computer Energy Use spreadsheet and through the Computer Lab Energy Use spreadsheet by using the following statistics for a standard computer lab: 30 CPU, 30 LCD Monitor, 1 Speaker set, 1 Printer, and 1 Scanner.

For more information about the Office Computer Energy Use or the Computer Lab Energy Use, please contact the Work Management Center at 590-1370 or wmc@fgcu.edu

 

Power Usage Across Campus

Research done through the Physical Plant has found that energy use has decreased over the last year. In a 12-month comparison based on kilowatt hours (kWh) determined by Florida Power and Light, the following chart shows the percentage of increase or decrease from the previous year.

Florida Power & Light Electric Bill Comparison
Building Dec-14 to Nov-15 Total kWh
(12-month comparison)
Dec-15 to Nov-16
Total kWh
(12-month comparison)
kWh +/-
November 15
to
November 16
Griffin Hall & Howard Hall  1,364,160 1,299,270 -64,890
Reed Hall & Library 1,270,680 1,377,360 106,680
McTarnaghan Hall & Wellness Center 399,120 374,700 -24,420
Central Energy Plant 9,440,880 9,194,677 -246,203
Broadcast Building 723,900 708,900 -15,000
Family Resource Center 90,084 88,891 -1,193
Campus Support Complex 503,400 511,320 7,920
Merwin Hall 606,840 607,920 1,080
Whitaker Hall 1,373,760 1,448,040 74,280
Information Booth 9,135 4,463 -4,672
Arts Complex 417,240 406,080 -11,160
Alico Arena 2,804,400 2,846,800 42,400
Cohen Center 1,049,640 1,032,720 -16,920
Cohen Center Addition 137,819 152,578 14,759
Aquatics Center 1,196,760 1,184,400 -12,360
Welcome Center 193,772 181,621 -12,151
Mod 1 and Mod 2 246,480 232,020 -14,460
Kleist Health Education Center 130,200 115,740 -14,460
Street Lights 288,552 288,552 0
Library Annex 1,316,520 1,313,520 -3,000
Edwards Hall 465,180 460,320 -4,860
Tennis Courts 138,240 109,800 -28,440
Recreation Fields 58,287 31,854 -26,433
Music Mod 93,600 99,000 5,400
Soccer Field/Campus Rec Mod 45,607 76,000 30,393
Ball Fields/OSC 556,800 551,580 -5,220
Sugden Hospitality 576,240 664,460 88,220
Music Building 569,520 567,600 -1,920
Marieb Hall (AB8) 1,827,240 1,900,800 73,560
South Housing Rec Fields 9,665 12,169 2,504
Ben Hill Griffin Pkwy Lights 19,646 18,792 -854
Naples Botanical Garden 598,140 543,420 -54,720
Controller Modular 96,600 144,600 48,000
Totals 57,168,074 28,549,967 -68,140

Water Usage Across Campus

Research done through Physical Plant has found that water usage has increased over the last year.  In a 12-month comparison of gallons used provided by Lee County Utilites, the following chart shows the increase or decrease in gallon usage from the previous year.

LCU 12-month comparison

Additional resources:

Phantom Load Case Studies
Phantom Load Webinar PowerPoint
Phantom Load Webinar Questions & Answers
 

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Light switch stickers have been placed on outlets throughout campus to remind students, faculty, and staff to turn off lights before they leave a classroom.

The Physical Plant hopes these efforts will increase awareness of energy use on campus, ultimately reducing the University’s carbon footprint.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this information, please contact the Work Management Center at 590-1370 or wmc@fgcu.edu

 

 

ENERGY USE ACROSS CAMPUS

  • Computer Energy Usage

Inspections were done across campus to identify areas where electricity is left on during off hours, and usage audits were conducted before, during, and after normal office hours of Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm. Inspections have identified that most lab computers are left on most of time, which significantly increases demand to not only power the equipment, but to keep the air handlers running extra to combat heat generated from the computer equipment.

In conservative estimates, reduced energy consumption, in areas left on during idle hours, could reduce energy costs between $60,000 and $80,000 annually campus wide.

An individual office could save between $832 and $1,664 per year during a regular work week, if computer equipment was shut off during idle hours (idle hours during a regular working week are determined to be 5pm-7am Monday through Thursday & weekends Friday 5pm to Monday 7am).

Office suites with 4 computer stations per reception area could save between $5,200 and $10,400 per year if computer equipment was shut off during idle hours (estimations are based on a regular work week).

An average computer lab could save between $23,400 and $46,800 per year, if everything was shut off during idle hours (estimations are based on a regular working week, with idle hours determined to be 11 pm-7 am).

Calculations were done through the Office Computer Energy Use spreadsheet and through the Computer Lab Energy Use spreadsheet by using the following statistics for a standard computer lab: 30 CPU, 30 LCD Monitor, 1 Speaker set, 1 Printer, and 1 Scanner.

For more information about the Office Computer Energy Use or the Computer Lab Energy Use, please contact the Work Management Center at 590-1370 or wmc@fgcu.edu

Standby information taken from the following website: http://standby.lbl.gov/summary-table.html

 

  • Power Usage Across Campus

Research done through the Physical Plant has also found that energy use has increased over the last school year. Based on kilowatt hours (kWh) determined by Florida Power and Light, the following chart shows the percentage of increase or decrease from the previous school year.

FPL kWh Usage Chart comparing July 2012-May 2013 to July 2013-May 2014 

Building                                                           

kWh “+/-” July 2012-May 2013 to July 2013-May 2014

% “+/-” July 2012-May 2013 to July 2013-May 2014   

Griffin Hall & Howard Hall (shared meter)

-26,160

-2.06%

Reed Hall & Library (shared)

64,680

5.82%

McTarnaghan Hall & Wellness Center (shared)

-12,540

-3.37%

Central Energy Plant

461,112

5.93%

Broadcast Building

-3,780

-0.56%

Family Resource Center

14,474

20.63%

Campus Support Complex

14,040

3.06%

Merwin Hall (Academic Building 3)

58,800

12.55%

Whitaker Hall

-59,880

-4.44%

Information Booth

-1,254

-6.76%

Arts Complex

-23,940

-6.09%

Alico Arena

265,200

10.59%

Cohen Center (Student Union)

75,000

8.81%

Cohen Center Addition

13,540

12.84%

Welcome Center

13,423

7.73%

Modular 1 and Modular 2

480

0.23%

Kleist Health Education Center

420

0.42%

Street Lights

2,410

0.92%

Library Annex

25,920

2.14%

Edwards Hall (Academic Building 5)

-17,400

-4.38%

Tennis Courts

2,580

1.27%

Recreation Fields

-15,408

-22.43%

Music Mod

10,620

13.86%

Ball Fields/Outdoor Sports Complex

-41,220

-8.53%

Sugden Resort and Hospitality Management

4,080

0.77%

Music Building (Fine Arts 2)

35,880

7.44%

Marieb Hall

-99,480

-5.64%

South Housing Recreation Fields

-1,831

-19.75%

TOTALS:

759,766

3.25%

 

 

UTILITY USE ACROSS CAMPUS

  • Utility Usage Across Campus

Along with calculating energy use per building, the Physical Plant has started monitoring utility usage, namely usage of water on campus. Below is a chart of buildings that have not been upgraded or renovated in the last two years. These buildings can be calculated and show the percentage of increase or decrease from the previous school year.  

Lee County Utilities Water Bill Comparison July 2012-May 2013 to July 2013-May 2014

Building                                                           

"+ or -" in gallons July 2012-May 2013 to July 2013-May 2014

% "+ or -" July 2012-May 2013 to July 2013-May 2014

Ben Hill Griffin

33,000

10.61%

Reed Hall

22,000

9.82%

Library

-11,000

-3.93%

Howard Hall

11,000

3.09%

McTarnaghan Hall

-4,000

-2.03%

Wellness Center

6,000

9.68%

Central Energy Plant

-125,000

-1.63%

Broadcast Building

-6,000

-4.32%

Family Resource Center

26,000

16.15%

Campus Support Complex

-96,000

-32.43%

Merwin Hall

23,000

7.10%

Information Booth

-2,000

-40.00%

Recreation Fields

-6,000

-22.22%

Whitaker Hall

-22,000

-6.59%

Alico Arena

508,000

11.79%

Arts Complex

25,000

32.05%

Cohen Center

166,000

15.49%

Welcome Center

4,000

13.33%

Campus Loop Modulars 1 & 2

-14,000

-15.56%

Kleist Health Education Center

-5,000

-21.74%

Edwards Hall (Academic 5)

-16,000

-7.21%

Library Annex

1,000

0.20%

Music Modular

73,000

228.13%

Sugden Hall

113,000

76.87%

Lutgert Hall

37,000

10.48%

Grounds Barn (Storage)

-89,000

-43.00%

Holmes Hall

139,000

64.95%

Outdoor Sports Complex

64,000

17.53%

Academic Building 7

75,000

23.44%

Music Building (Fine Arts 2)

19,000

5.29%

Marieb Hall

54,000

36.99%

TOTALS:

1,003,000

5.33%

 

 

Additional resources:

Phantom Load Case Studies
Phantom Load Webinar PowerPoint
Phantom Load Webinar Questions & Answers

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