Annual Features

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.