Case Study – Arizona State University’s Airside Efficiency Program
As a founding member of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, Arizona State University’s (ASU) president committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2025. The university launched a campus-wide carbon reduction initiative and identified buildings, for their large amount of energy consumption as an important part of their plan.
One obvious area of focus for energy reduction was on research and laboratory facilities including the 350,000 sqft, LEED Platinum, Biodesign Institute. After evaluating several measures, ASU selected Aircuity. The solution was implemented through out the building and saved the university $1,000,000 annually.
“Aircuity has been a critical part of helping Arizona State University move forward with its energy conservation initiatives and show real emission reductions,” said Mike McLeod, Director of Facilities at the Biodesign Institute “Their technology allowed us to make a real difference and see efficiency improvements right away.”
After the resounding success of the Biodesign Institute, ASU went on to install Aircuity in 24 buildings across campus to date. These spaces include additional science facilities, a student center, library, classroom buildings, and an arena.
ASU is a great example of the wide range of buildings on a campus that can benefit from an airside program. Our customers have told us that implementing a program is a smart investment. Beyond the significant energy savings, an airside efficiency program also reduces the deferred maintenance backlog, validates M&V, reduce operations spend, enhances indoor environmental quality and delivers an information layer for continuous commissioning.
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