Performance Contracting

Shepherd University

Shepherd UniversityShepherdstown, West Virginia

CMTA implemented this Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract project for Shepherd University, located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. 

The project featured a complete renovation of the HVAC systems at the Butcher Athletic Center and replacement of the centralized cooling systems at Dunlop and Printz Residence Halls. Additional work included LED lighting upgrades across campus and building automation system upgrades for 13 buildings. All construction work was scheduled for the spring semester of 2022 to minimize downtime and disruption for campus educators and students.

Butcher Athletic Center HVAC renovations involved the replacement of the 35-year-old split systems with new:  

  • Propane-fired boilers with integral redundancy
  • Rooftop-mounted air-cooled chilled water system
  • Rooftop-mounted packaged air handling unit serving the Gym that is decoupled from other HVAC systems
  • 14 indoor-mounted hydronic air handling units

The Dunlop and Printz Residence Halls central cooling replacement involved the demolition of the existing non-operational chiller system and the installation of an air-cooled system that will be easier to maintain.

With the LED lighting upgrades, 12,400 fixtures on campus across 26 buildings were retrofitted or replaced, ultimately saving 974,838 kWh of electrical consumption annually.

The building automation system upgrades involved the installation and commission of a new open source direct digital controls system for 13 buildings on campus.

Domestic water metering was revised at 4 buildings to properly meet demand and save $41,000 per year in billing charges.

Shepherd University Energy Use

What does this data mean?
Baseline: The annual energy consumption before the project
Guaranteed: CMTA's guaranteed energy use for the client post-project
Actual: The measured energy use after the project