Heating, Ventilating and Cooling Conservation Efforts

Heating, Ventilating and Cooling Conservation Efforts

  • 大学 has installed new high efficiency, 在博伊尔大厅的清洁燃气锅炉, Taylor Hall and the Castle.
  • New Buildings: Arcadia will be installing high efficiency heating boilers in the new academic building as well as the 餐厅 Hall.
  • Also in the 餐厅 Hall, the University has replaced a 500 gallon hot water heater with an 80 gallon high efficiency gas hot water heating system. 这个系统不仅加热生活用水, but also heats the building as well for a significant savings on energy/天然气.
  • Arcadia has replaced an antiquated pool heating system with a new high efficiency pool heater. 大学 is looking at energy efficient window replacements and a greenhouse addition for additional play/lounge space.
  • All roof top Reznor units on the top of Kuch Center have been gutted and replaced with high efficiency units. All control systems are being repaired as well to allow for better control.
  • Arcadia University has repaired the pool pak system to again allow for reusing excess waste heat from the pool area to heat the atmosphere within the pool area.
  • 大学 has converted the oil heat system found in Blankley Hall with a new cleaner burning high efficiency 天然气 heating system.
  • 大学 has installed two new high efficiency, 清洁燃烧, 天然气, 城堡里的家用热水器.
  • All mechanical HVAC support systems (circulation pumps etc.) were also redesigned to allow for a constant full cycle recirculation of hot water. This will allow for an even higher degree of even/efficient heating throughout the buildings.
  • 兰德曼图书馆 has received an upgraded HVAC plenum system that reduces HVAC demand (uses more outside air when cool weather is prevalent) and also provides additional assistance with the control of moisture and building over-pressurization.
  • 大学 is currently repairing and updating its computerized HVAC control systems to ensure maximum economy and efficiency of all HVAC systems.
  • All new window air conditioners installed in residence halls and offices are high efficiency units.
  • All existing steam systems have been repaired and operate as designed without leaks. 冷凝损失也得到了缓解.
  • High efficiency Attic fans have been installed at the Castle to provide for induction cooling of the building. These fans have reduced the castle attic temperature by 20 degrees in the summer—its cooling effects are noticeable throughout the building as there is a constant gentle air flow across the skin.
  • Sensing controls have been added to several standalone heating/cooling systems to allow for proper and efficient heating and cooling.
  • 大学 is systematically repairing all fan coils; heating/cooling units on campus, restoring some back to their original operating condition.
  • Arcadia is examining all electrical loads to determine where energy loss is present (i.e.-面板连接松动等.).
  • Arcadia University is changing AC filters on a routine basis. This reduces the load of HVAC systems as airflow is increased—the system then is able to run less, 因此更有效率.
  • Arcadia has redesigned all residence life dryer vents to allow for better exhaust flow thereby increasing the efficiency of the drying cycle—less quarters and less electricity will be used as a result of increased drying capacity.
  • 大学 has downsized vending machines in certain areas to increase living space and decrease electrical demand.