This performance contracting project included energy upgrades to more than 700,000 square feet, 8 buildings and associated maintenance tunnels for Northern Kentucky University, located in Highland Heights, Kentucky. Several systems had been put in place when the buildings were originally constructed and were over 40 years old.
It’s a demonstration of the power of basic energy upgrades that, regardless of the fact that this project did not include major geothermal system installations or solar photovoltaic arrays, the actual savings for Year 1 was $776,160 over the guaranteed amount.
The project was 100% funded through energy and operations savings.
Over 9,000 new LED fixtures and retrofits to the Fine Arts Building, Steely Library, and MEP buildings
182 VAV terminal units installed, including the replacement of constant volume units with variable volume units with controls
Central database for all meters on BAS system to determine energy consumption
1 new AHU and control upgrades and commissioning for all AHUs in Lucas Administration Building
1 new boiler burner in Power Plant
Installation of modern lab hood control system with room occupancy sensing capability
Upgrades to the steam distribution system
NKU Energy Usage
Project At A Glance
Size: 700,000 square feet
Contract Amount: $4,087,706
Guaranteed Savings: Year 3 - $401,659 annually
Actual Savings: Year 3 - $762,083 annually
Renovations That Pay For Themselves, Guaranteed
Our project replaced multiple systems at the end of their life, as well as resolving many of the control issues that we were experiencing throughout our college. CMTA has been a valuable asset after the project as well, through the review of our data. Their reviews have provided additional savings.