Annual Features

2018-19

View the 2018-19 Sustainability Year in Review to explore more in-depth energy consumption data. 
  • The Whole Building Energy Retrofit Program (WBERP) is implementing major energy retrofits at McCullough (Jack A), Terman Engineering Laboratory and Chemical Biology (Lorey Lokey), and Green Earth Sciences, which together will save over $400,000 per year.  The retrofit includes installing the latest high-efficiency lab control systems and new Direct Digital Controls to meet new campus standards. These four projects are the last of 28 retrofit projects funded under WBERP.  The program was launched in 2004 to encourage energy retrofits in the highest energy using buildings on campus.
  • Over 25  Energy Retrofit Projects (ERPs) were completed in 2018-19, with an estimated savings of over $300,000 per year. Projects ranged in scope from heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) upgrades, and interior and exterior lighting retrofits, to high-efficiency freezers and bio-safety cabinets.
  • Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation took advantage of the ERP rebate program to install LED lighting in Arrillaga Gymnasium and Weight Room, which improved light quality and saves $8,000 per year.
  • Stanford Residential and Dining Enterprises received over $20,000 in ERP rebates in 2018 to help fund LED lighting projects in stairwells and dining halls.  The stairwells include occupancy sensors that dim light to 50% when stairs are unoccupied.
  • The Physics Astrophysics Building completed dehumidification system improvements in 2018, which save over $7,000 per year.
  • The School of Medicine made additional improvements at the Fairchild Science Building in 2018-19 specifically related to lab air flow adjustments, which are estimated to reduce energy use by over $50,000 per year.

2017-18

View the 2017-18 Sustainability Year in Review to explore more in-depth energy consumption data. 
  • Over 50 Energy Retrofit Projects (ERPs) were completed in 2017-18, for estimated savings of over $400,000 per year. Projects ranged in scope from heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) upgrades and lighting retrofits to high-efficiency freezers and server virtualization.
  • Two new ERP express programs were launched in 2017-18: a Streamlined Server Efficiency Rebate Program and a rebate program for High-Efficiency Biosafety Cabinets.
  • Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation took advantage of the ERP rebate program to complete a retro-commissioning project at the Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center. The project is saving over $126,000 per year, while improving temperature control and occupant comfort.
  • Stanford Residential and Dining Enterprises obtained over $10,000 in ERP rebates in 2018 to help fund LED lighting projects.
  • The School of Medicine upgraded 12 air handler units on the roof of the new Center for Clinical Sciences Research in 2018.  These improvements are on track to save over $78,000 per year. The School also continued to make improvements to the controls at the Fairchild Science Building, estimated to reduce energy use by over $30,000 per year.

2016-17

View the 2016-17 Sustainability Year in Review to explore more in-depth energy consumption data. 
  • The Whole Building Energy Retrofit Program (WBERP) invested in major energy retrofits at the Mechanical Engineering Research Lab (MERL) and Varian (Russel H) Physics Lab, which together will save over $350,000 per year.  The retrofits included installing the latest in high-efficiency lab control systems, including using occupancy sensors in labs to minimize use of lighting and fans during unoccupied periods.   
  • Over 40 Energy Retrofit Projects (ERPs) were completed in 2016-17, for estimated savings of over $600,000 per year. Projects ranged in scope from heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) upgrades and lighting retrofits to high-efficiency freezers and server virtualization.
  • Stanford Residential and Dining Enterprises obtained over $65,000 in ERP rebates to help fund replacements of fan motors in walk in-coolers, upgrades to LED lighting, dual pain windows, and radiator controls at Stern Hall.
  • Improvements to the North Wing of Tresidder Memorial will save over $40,000 per year as a result of installing a new Direct Digital Control (DDC) system, room-level scheduling features, and CO2 sensors to adjust ventilation rates based on need.  
  • The School of Medicine took on multiple retro-commissioning projects and a large DDC upgrade at Fairchild Science Building, estimated to reduce energy use by 15% for a savings of nearly $70,000 per year.

 

For years prior to 2016-17, please view the annual reports available in our resource library.