Project Description

Reducing Energy Use with Automated Demand Response

During Summer Peak Months

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Haverford College

In March 2014, Haverford College issued an RFP to initially integrate, then replace their existing proprietary American Automatrix controls throughout the campus over a five year period.

Project Goal:  Allow for a gradual update to their entire BAS infrastructure, rather than replace it all at once.  Thus, eliminating the need for a single large capital outlay.

Radius Systems was selected from a total of six bidders on the project.

Phase I of the project involved the integration and GUI development for 5,000 hardwired and 10,000 software points from the existing American Automatrix system, utilizing a custom engineered PUP network driver.

Phase II included a replacement of their proprietary American Automatrix legacy hardware with the new, open protocol, Automated Logic BACnet-based controls throughout the campus over a period of four years.

The Project Scope also included the integration to 24 existing electric meters throughout the campus.  This allowed Haverford College to utilize WebCTRL’s Energy Reports to analyze and track building energy performance, allowing them to set and achieve energy savings goals.

Radius Results:  The work completed to date has resulted in improved building comfort, operational efficiency, and year-to-year energy savings of ____%.  We have additionally implemented automated demand response, which has generated additional significant cash flow to Haverford College during summer peak months.

Project Details

PARTNERSHIP DURATION

5 yrs

POINTS MONITORED

7,284

SIZE OF CAMPUS

12+ Acres

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