Building Automation System

According to Appalachian State University's energy manager Jerry Marshall about 60 percent of the total energy on campus goes to heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). Building automation is one way we are reducing energy use at Appalachian State University.

Through building scheduling we are able to control the temperature, indoor air quality and lights for every building on campus. Therefore, when a building is unoccupied, the building automation system (BAS) can turn the HVAC down or off. When the building is occupied, the BAS brings everything back up to set comfort zones and indoor air quality standards. So, by not heating or cooling an unoccupied building, we can save energy.

We are currently implementing our BAS across campus. In Central Dining Hall we have achieved a 10 percent reduction since July 2011, which is the equilivent of 2 billion British Thermal Units (BTUs). Click here to learn more about energy at Appalachian State University.

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