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Case Studies

Figure 2: Building energy end use breakdown according to the U.S EIA, 2012 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey. Courtesy: U.S. Energy Information Administration
Case Study July 14, 2021

Case study: Laboratory opts for electrification

New laboratory building is fully electrified to help achieve energy efficiency

By David Conant Gilles and Megan Gunther
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Case Study July 13, 2021

Case study: Office chiller and cooling plant controls replacement

Chillers, pumps, and plant controls were replaced at a high-rise commercial office building in downtown Chicago

By Daniel McJacobson, PE, LEED AP, BCxP
Courtesy: DLR Group
Case Study May 28, 2021

Case study: K-8 school upgrades power generation

At a K-8 school in the U.S. Virgin Islands, photovoltaics and battery storage will help modernize the space

By Sean Avery, PE, LEED AP; Rodney Oathout, PE, CEM, LEED AP
Courtesy: CDM Smith
Case Study May 24, 2021

Case study: Standby power installations

How two standby power systems weathered a hurricane in 2004

By Paul Pouliot and Michael T. Alford
Courtesy: Dewberry
Case Study April 30, 2021

Case study: Wireless lighting system achieves energy efficiency

California office building retrofit goes totally wireless

By Michael McTavish
Courtesy: SmithGroup
Case Study April 14, 2021

Case study: Airport expansion includes rooftop units

The HVAC system at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport required two new rooftop units

By Jon Silhol
Courtesy: PCD Engineering
Case Study March 18, 2021

Case study: County buildings upgrade HVAC

Indoor air quality was a large factor in Boulder County’s HVAC systems upgrades

By Peter D’Antonio
Courtesy: HKS Architects
Case Study February 3, 2021

Case study: Using a hotel as an alternate care site

According to this study, there are both challenges and solutions when converting hotel rooms to hospitals

By William E. Koffel, PE, FSFPE, Koffel Associates, Columbia, Md.
Courtesy: Joseph Technology Corp.
Case Study February 1, 2021

Case study: District heating supply from a combined heat and power plant

Development and operation of the combined heat and power district heating system in Jamestown, N.Y., provides energy efficiency, environmental and economic development benefits to customers

By Ishai Oliker
Figure 4: Smart sensors located above and next to lighting provide data for motion, lighting levels, temperature and power with Bluetooth technology. Courtesy: CDM Smith
Case Study January 21, 2021

Case study: laboratory design

A lab expansion used IoT sensor technology to gather building data

By Tim King and Ray Mans