Infrastructure upgrades and continuous energy oversight saves $1.3 million/yr at UMDNJ (Rutgers)

An energy retrofit plan for district energy systems at the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) campus in Newark, now part of Rutgers University, is generating approximately $1.3 million in annual energy savings.

Screen capture showing components of the utility plant.

Screen capture of the monitoring display showing components of the optimized utility plant (click to enlarge).

The savings were generated by increased efficiency resulting from retro-commissioning and an energy audit performed by Concord Engineering, a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA).

Concord Engineering upgrades optimized the campus’s existing combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP, sometimes called trigeneration) plant through modifications to the chilled water and high temperature hot water systems. Complemented by continuous energy monitoring enabled by utiliVisor, also a member of IDEA, the campus utility plant now provides a real time, holistic view of energy performance.

Concord Engineering recently presented this case study, “Continuous Energy Oversight Yields Big Savings for University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey” at International District Energy’s 27th Annual Campus Energy Conference in Atlanta Georgia, February 27, 2014.

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EDITOR: Leonard Phillips, IDEA Director of Business Development, International District Energy Association (IDEA), a nonprofit association founded in 1909. len.idea@districtenergy.org; +1 508-366-9339.
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