central heating systems at Trinity Campus

ENGVT supported the University of Vermont with an energy analysis for the Trinity Campus located in Burlington, VT.  

Trinity Campus energy modeling for central heating systemThe Trinity Campus was a unique institution at one time until the adjacent University of Vermont acquired it. As a result, the heat generation and central heating systems on the Trinity campus are separate from the Main campus systems and distribution network.  The existing equipment serving the Trinity campus is aging and the University hired us to explore capital expenditure options for equipment replacement.  The scope of this study addressed replacement, reconfiguration, energy efficiency and renewable options holistically, with robust supporting analysis.

Energy modeling project, University of VermontENGVT’s energy analysis provided valuable feedback for the university. The study informed capital expenditure decisions through a virtual means and with a flexibility that allowed a broad spectrum of concepts to be explored, including central heating systems. Our flexible approach provided facilities mangers the opportunity to collaboratively explore concepts and configurations without undertaking  massive schematic design efforts.

Site plan for Trinity Campus energy modeling by ENGVT
ENGVT’s energy analysis process included client survey, site visits, utility bill review and predictive  analysis of upgrade scenarios. Model validation was performed through client input, review of assumptions, and utility bill calibration.  With appropriately validated models, energy efficiency measure analysis presented actionable results.

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