Natural Resources Engineering Facility (NREF) – Laboratory System Optimization

3D Energy investigated the feasibility of installing the Zone Presence Sensors (ZPS), Sash Position Sensors (SPS), addition of new VAV boxes and adaptation of the new ANSI Z9.5 standard for the lab ventilation for this complex research laboratory. State of the art BIM and IES platform was used for the energy simulations.

The energy simulations showed that there is a potential of energy savings of approximately up to 21% over the different energy conservation scenarios in this phase the retrofits.

Area: 327,000 ft2

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