Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, has contracted with Schneider Electric in an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) to assist with the university’s utility, technology and deferred maintenance initiatives as part of a two-phased project.
Phase one of the project was completed in May 2013 and has helped the university save $237,551 annually. Phase two began in March 2015 and will add $281,163 in annual savings for Henderson State, totaling a savings of $518,714 per year. The school is on track to reduce its energy consumption by 30 percent.
Phase one improvements such as central steam plant boiler upgrades and replacement of fan coil units are complete, and phase two improvements are currently under construction, including:
- Lighting retrofits and occupancy controls
- Intelligent building automation system installations and expansions
- Building utility sub-metering
- Central chilled water plant implementation replacing multiple outdated chillers and cooling towers across the campus
- Electrical distribution system upgrades including moving overhead services to underground
- Building envelope infiltration reduction.