Appendix II: Completed Projects

The Following is a list of completed sustainable projects from 2001 through 2009:

2001

  • Draper Maynard LED exit light systems have been installed in 34 fixtures.

2002

  • Blair Hall Retrofitted with 32 new 2.5 GPM showerheads for energy savings in hot water.
  • Grafton Hall Retrofitted with 25 new 2.5 GPM showerheads for energy savings in hot water.
  • Grafton Hall High efficiency LED exit light systems have been installed in 42 fixtures.
  • NonTrad StApt Total Complex Seavey (Year of fire) – Roof was replaced with new energy efficient roof (minimum R-30 of insulation). New energy efficient window replacement throughout the building for 48 windows.
  • Pemigewasset Hall Retrofitted with 21 new 2.5 GPM showerheads for energy savings in hot water.
  • Pemigewasset Hall High efficiency LED exit light systems have been installed in 22 fixtures.
  • Prospect Dining Hall Semi-instantaneous hot water heaters have replaced the old large 1,000 gallon capacity hot water tanks
  • Samuel Read Hall Hall Retrofitted with 21 new 2.5 GPM showerheads for energy savings in hot water.
  • Samuel Read Hall Hall All fluorescent lights replace with T8 lamps and electronic ballasts in 170 fixtures.
  • Samuel Read Hall Hall High efficiency LED exit light systems have been installed in 40 fixtures.
  • Samuel Read Hall Hall The original steam heat was replaced with a new more efficient forced hot water system. Also replaced was the old tank style 2,500 gallon domestic hot water heater with a high efficiency semi-instantaneous hot water heater.
  • Silver Center Energy efficient lighting installed, the corridor and lobby lighting has been rewired for better operator control and efficiency.
  • Smith Hall High efficiency LED exit light systems have been installed in 44 fixtures.
  • Smith Hall Retrofitted with 26 new 2.5 GPM showerheads for energy savings in hot water.
  • StApt Original Complexes Code Exterior underground steam/condensate upgraded from manhole #12 to 4 mechanical rooms were replace and housed in tunnel to improve efficiency and life expectancy. The mechanical rooms were completely retrofitted with new semi-instantaneous water heating units, new condensate pumps, new heating controls, piping and pipe insulation.
  • Belknap Hall Retrofitted with 29 new 2.5 GPM showerheads for energy savings in hot water.

2003

  • Boyd Hall A new high efficiency power distribution transformer was installed as a part of the renovation project as were all new high efficiency T8 lighting fixtures with electronic ballasts. High efficiency LED exit light systems have been installed. Automatic occupancy sensors have been installed.
  • Blair Hall Replacement of 215 fixtures w/ T12 lamps with energy efficient lighting T8 lamps and electronic used throughout the building’s bathrooms, public spaces and classrooms areas to conserve electrical as well as heating and cooling energy when these spaces are not occupied. All new fume hoods are carefully integrated into the building’s complex ventilation system. These hoods increase the efficiency and safety of indoor air contaminates at the source with specialty exhaust systems. There is also energy recovery units built in to the outdoor air heating process. The cooling tower system is designed to reuse the water supplying the system for a significant reduction in water use. Also all the water fountains in the building share a shingle central chiller rather than point of use chillers. All of pumps and motors are variable speed drives which reduce electrical consumption. Cooling systems also use environmentally friendly chiller refrigerants. The ventilation system is a variable air volume system which increases indoor air quality as well as delivers energy conservation. Individual electrical metering installed in order to be able to better measure electrical consumption in the future. Semi-instantaneous hot water heaters have replaced the old large capacity hot water tanks .
  • Facilities Services Building Relighting with energy efficient T8 lamps and electronic ballasts has also taken place in 185 fixtures.
  • Rounds Hall Relighting with T8 energy efficient fluorescents and electronic ballasts has also taken place in 507 fixtures.
  • Russell House New energy efficient window replacement throughout the building for 89 windows.
  • Centre Lodge High efficiency LED exit light systems have been installed.

2004

  • Belknap Hall The old 2,500 gallon tank domestic hot water was replaced with a more energy efficient semiinstantaneous hot water unit.
  • Belknap Hall Residential Life has completed the replacement of the older top loading washing machines with water conserving, high efficiency front load washers.
  • Blair Hall The ventilation system ductwork was thoroughly cleaned resulting in increased ventilation effectiveness.
  • Blair Hall Residential Life has completed the replacement of the older top loading washing machines with water conserving, high efficiency front load washers.
  • Blair Hall High efficiency LED exit light systems have been installed in 35 fixtures.
  • Campus – General 8 trees and 39 shrubs planted.
  • Grafton Hall Residential Life has completed the replacement of the older top loading washing machines with water conserving, high efficiency front load washers.
  • Hartman Union Building High efficiency LED exit light systems have been installed.
  • NonTrad StApt Total Complex Residential Life has completed the replacement of the older top loading washing machines with water conserving, high efficiency front load washers.
  • Pemigewasset Hall Residential Life has completed the replacement of the older top loading washing machines with water conserving, high efficiency front load washers.
  • Rounds Hall High efficiency LED exit light systems have been installed in 28 fixtures.
  • Samuel Read Hall Hall Toilet fixtures in Heritage Commons utilize 1.5 gallon flushometers which greatly reduce water consumption.
  • Samuel Read Hall Hall Residential Life has completed the replacement of the older top loading washing machines with water conserving, high efficiency front load washers.
  • Smith Hall Residential Life has completed the replacement of the older top loading washing machines with water conserving, high efficiency front load washers.
  • Speare Hall Some areas had T8 energy efficiency lighting and electronic ballasts in 47 fixtures.
  • StApt New Complexes Code Residential Life has completed the replacement of the older top loading washing machines with water conserving, high efficiency front load washers.
  • StApt Original Complexes Code Residential Life has completed the replacement of the older top loading washing machines with water conserving, high efficiency front load washers.
  • Belknap Hall The ventilation system ductwork was thoroughly cleaned resulting in increased ventilation

2005

  • Belknap Hall High efficiency LED exit light systems have been installed in 28 fixtures.
  • Belknap Hall Roof was replaced with new energy efficient roof (minimum R-30 of insulation).
  • Belknap Hall Individual electrical metering installed in order to be able to better measure electrical consumption in the future.
  • 16 Merrill Replacement of old furnace to upgraded energy efficient model.
  • Campus – General 7 trees and 47 shrubs planted.
  • Grafton Hall Individual electrical metering installed in order to be able to better measure electrical consumption in the future.
  • Hartman Union Building Individual electrical metering installed in order to be able to better measure electrical consumption in the future.
  • Hartman Union Building Installed new carpet (Interface – that doesn’t release off gases) in the Snackbar, rooms 09, 119,123, 029A, 029, 030, 032, 033, 034, 035, 036, 037, 038, 040B, 041, 042, and 043.
  • Human Resources Replacement of old furnace to upgraded energy efficient model.
  • Lamson Library Roof replacement with additional insulation (minimum R-30 of insulation).
  • Memorial Hall Upgrade of heating which included hot water reset & ventilation system with an increase in size of duct for improved air quality in the lecture halls.
  • Memorial Hall High efficiency LED exit light systems have been installed in 12 fixtures.
  • NonTrad StApt Total Complex All toilet fixtures utilize 1.5 gallon flushometers which greatly reduce water onsumption.
  • NonTrad StApt Total Complex Retrofitted with new 2.5 GPM showerheads for energy savings in hot water.
  • P.E. Center The recently remodeled Performance Center/Weight Room has all new energy efficient lighting with electronic ballasts and new HVAC with improved automated controls.
  • Pemigewasset Hall An Energy Recovery Unit was installed that will save the University almost $6000 a year by recovering and exchanging energy that would normally have been lost. Installed 477 low E thermal insulated windows. New roof installed including the addition of extra insulation (minimum R-30 of insulation). New T8 energy efficient lighting with electronic ballasts throughout the building in 259 fixtures. New bathroom ventilation has been installed throughout building improving the air quality in both restrooms and public circulation spaces.
  • Pemigewasset Hall Steam & condensate line were replaced and the new piping has been installed in steam tunnels. This increases energy conservation by reducing heat loss and also extends the lifespan of the materials of use.
  • Pemigewasset Hall Individual electrical metering installed in order to be able to better measure electrical consumption in the future.
  • President’s House Installed 53 new energy efficient window replacement throughout the building.
  • Prospect Dining Hall The roof has been replaced and increase roof insulation installed. New T8 energy efficiency light fixtures with electronic ballasts in 163 fixtures and energy conserving LED exit lights have been installed in 28 fixtures and Variable air volume ventilation systems are in operation. Cooling systems also use nvironmentally friendly chiller refrigerants. Energy efficient windows were installed throughout the new addition. New exhaust and ventilation systems are tied into the energy management system for improved air quality and energy efficiency. Individual electrical metering installed in order to be able to better measure electrical consumption in the future.
  • Rounds Hall Installed a ventilation system to improve indoor air for the 005 rooms.
  • Samuel Read Hall Hall Individual electrical metering installed in order to be able to better measure electrical consumption in the future.
  • Smith Hall Individual electrical metering installed in order to be able to better measure electrical consumption in the future.
  • Speare Hall High efficiency LED exit light systems have been installed in 19 fixtures
  • Speare Hall Installed new carpet (Interface) in the hallways that doesn’t release off gases.
  • Blair Hall Individual electrical metering installed in order to be able to better measure electrical
  • StApt Original Complexes Code Retrofitted with new 2.5 GPM showerheads for energy savings in hot water.
  • StApt New Complexes Code Retrofitted with new 2.5 GPM showerheads for energy savings in hot water.

2006

  • Blair Hall Roof replacement with additional insulation (minimum R-30 of insulation). Installed A/C unit in Weather Center (reduces use of the whole building’s system in the shoulder seasons).
  • Campus – General Shutdown Co-Generation plant due to the increase of oil pricing and we purchased power from NHEC at a much cheaper cost
  • Campus – General A member of ISO New England Price Response Program.
  • Campus – General Reduced our municipal waste and increased our recycling (now measure cardboard collected in tons). Issued personal mixed paper containers to office personnel. Created both Faculty & Staff and Student guide to recycling brochure. Created materials and signage for consistent look for the program.
  • Campus – General A member of ISO New England – Price response program
  • Campus – General Infrastructure Central Phase I – replace centralized steam distribution from Rounds tunnel, Summer St., Grafton Hall to Merrill St. and manhole #16
  • Campus – General For 2 of the 3 seasons in question, I ordered approximately 3 pallets each year of Agway rand organic fertilizer. This fertilizer was a 60% natural organic type. The fertilizer I replaced was Green Mountain fertilizer which had no organic properties, it was entirely chemical. The pallets contained 50 bags each with each bag weighing 50 lbs, for a total of 7500 lbs of the organic product. The fields took two of the pallets each time and the campus took one pallet. The cost of the fertilizer was approximately 1,500 dollars per pallet or 4,500 dollars a year. I believe there was one year where we had the time to do a second fertilizing using the same material so that year we ended up using 6 pallets or 9,000 dollars in material. The organic fertilizer gave a deeper and longer green than the previous products we had been using. It also had a lower Nitrogen number (12) which I believe is better for the environment as grass can only absorb so much Nitrogen in the course of a feeding, the rest leaches by and is left unused. The previous fertilizers were high numbers of over 20 and were not slow release, so much of the fertilizer was wasted.
  • Campus – General 65 trees and 351 shrubs planted.
  • Campus – General Used only “Green Chemicals” for all general summer cleaning.
  • Campus – General Percentage of toilet fixtures on the campus utilizes 1.5 gallon which greatly reduce water consumption.
  • Campus – General Ongoing upgrade to A campus-wide energy management and building automation system monitors and controls total building temperature, electric and HVAC systems resulting in energy conservation. Project cost is $25,000 yearly.
  • Campus – General Zone 1 – Retrofitted all exterior lighting to reduce light pollution
  • Centre Lodge Replacement of 95 fixtures w/ T12 lamps with energy efficient lighting T8 lamps and electronic ballasts throughout the building
  • Child Development Center Replacement of 2 old furnaces to 2 upgraded energy efficient models.
  • Draper Maynard Exhaust ventilation – air duct cleaning to increase performance and efficiency
  • Facilities Services Building High efficiency LED exit light systems have been installed.
  • Facilities Services Building Installed 3 new recycling containers.
  • Hartman Union Building Installed 15 new recycling containers.
  • Hartman Union Building Installed better exterior collection containers (on-going)
  • Hyde Hall Major chiller unit was replaced with an up to date energy efficient chiller unit.
  • Lamson Library Installed better exterior collection containers (on-going).
  • Lamson Library Installed 36 new recycling containers.
  • Langdon Woods Installed better exterior collection containers (on-going).
  • Langdon Woods Just completed Langdon Woods construction is a LEED’s certified facility which means it incorporated sustainability and energy conservation into all aspects of the building design. This facility maximizes day lighting, and use of low-maintenance native plantings in landscaping, as well as the usual complement of energy- and water-conserving fixtures and systems. A significant opportunity for energy conservation arose from cogeneration plant adjacent to the site. Excess heat from the cogeneration plant was harnessed through a jacket water recovery system to supply hot water and heat to the dormitory. During the construction process, the plant also supplied heat for the construction workers on the site, greatly reducing the use of propane heating equipment. Individual room control for improved occupant comfort as well as complete control of HVAC by energy management system. Roof, lights, exit lights, dual flush toilets, shower heads, sink aerators and washers. Occupancy sensors in public spaces. LEED cleaning products and procedures. Individual electrical metering installed in order to be able to better measure electrical consumption in the future.
  • Mary Taylor Replacement of old furnace to upgraded energy efficient model.
  • Pemigewasset Hall A new semi-instantaneous water heater was installed to replace the 2,500 gallon tank.
  • Samuel Read Hall Hall Heritage Room – Installed 3 new recycling containers.
  • Silver Center Installed 18 new recycling containers.
  • Smith Hall New ventilation system to improve indoor air flow – part of project.
  • Smith Hall Retrofitted all the existing light fixtures with T5 bulbs and electronic ballasts in 390 fixtures.
  • Speare Hall Installed 15 new recycling containers.
  • StApt Original Complexes Code All sliding glass doors have been replaced with energy efficient window units.
  • Holmes House Replacement of old furnace to upgraded energy efficient model.

2007

  • Campus – General upgrade of energy management system – phase 2
  • Campus – General Zone 2 – Retrofitted all exterior lighting to reduce light pollution is ongoing.
  • Campus – General upgrade of energy management system – phase 1
  • Campus – General An anti-idling initiative was launched on campus in the fall of 2007. Signs provided by the NH Department of Environmental Services have been posted in all areas that receive truck traffic for deliveries. Physical Plant has also instructed their staff to turn off their vehicle while working around campus rather than allowing them to idle as they have in the past. Centre Lodge Replace both condenser units with improved efficiency
  • Grafton Hall New ventilation system, heating system, Energy Recovery System, and showers.
  • Hyde Hall Individual electrical metering installed in order to be able to better measure electrical consumption in the future.
  • Langdon Woods Installed a waterless urinal for public restroom.
  • Campus – General upgrade of energy management system – phase 3 exterior wall installation, exit light replacement, low flow water closets, showers & faucets, automatic temperature controls, energy recovery air intake, etc. Residential Life has completed the replacement of the older top loading washing machines with water conserving, high efficiency front load washers. Individual electrical metering installed in order to be able to better measure electrical consumption in the future. High efficiency LED exit light systems have been installed in 32 fixtures. Retrofitted with 32 new 2.5 GPM showerheads for energy savings in hot water. Individual steam metering installed to better measure steam consumption in the future. Green cleaning products and procedures.
  • Memorial Hall Individual electrical metering installed in order to be able to better measure electrical consumption in the future.
  • P.E. Center Replace hot water tank with more efficient semi-instantaneous water heater (in process).
  • P.E. Center High efficiency LED exit light systems have been installed in 39 fixtures.
  • Rounds Hall Replacement of original windows with energy efficient thermal windows will save energy and increase occupant comfort.
  • Silver Center High efficiency LED exit light systems have been installed.
  • Silver Center Installed 5 waterless urinals in public restroom.
  • StApt New Complexes Code Exterior building apartment lights replaced with new light fixtures and photocell for better control.
  • StApt New Complexes Code Started a “Curb Side” waste & recycling program.
  • StApt Original Complexes Code Exterior building apartment lights replaced with new light fixtures and hotocell for better control.
  • Mary Lyon Hall Building renovations including by not limited to the heating system, roof, lighting pgrade,

2008

  • 16 Merrill High efficiency LED exit light systems have been installed in 12 fixtures.
  • 34 Highland Street replace all windows with energy efficient (47)
  • Campus – General Fleet – purchase an additional Toyota Prius for fleet rental for a total of 4 (four).
  • Campus – General The new shredding service we use sends the shredded material out to be made into shop papertowels. In only 1 months we have saved (according to the vendor) 35 trees by recycling 2,940 pounds of paper.
  • 1 High Street ECO House project – Phase 1
  • Campus – General Organic fertilizers are used on all lanscacping including athletic fields.
  • Campus – General Snow and ice removal use of Ice Ban Product reduces amount of sand/salt.
  • Centre Lodge installed waterless urinals
  • Counseling Center High efficiency LED exit light systems have been installed in 3 fixtures.
  • Draper Maynard upgrade track lighting in paint studio and art gallery to energy efficient
  • Draper Maynard Individual electrical metering installed in order to be able to better easure electrical consumption in the future.
  • Ellen Reed House Individual electrical metering installed in order to be able to better measure electrical consumption in the future.
  • Ellen Reed House High efficiency LED exit light systems have been installed in 2 fixtures.
  • Grafton Hall installed motion sensors in all bathrooms
  • Hartman Union Building upgrade lighting to energy efficient including motion sensors and ay lighting sensors throughout
  • Hartman Union Building Added insulation around the windows to save on heating in the snack Bar.
  • Human Resources High efficiency LED exit light systems have been installed in 2 fixtures.
  • Hyde Hall High efficiency LED exit light systems have been installed in 28fixtures.
  • Lamson Library installed waterless urinals
  • Memorial Hall replace T12 lamps and ballasts with T8 and electronic ballasts
  • P.E. Center replace 3,000 gallon DHW tank with semi-instantaneous hot water heater
  • Prospect Dining Hall Installed 6 low “E” windows to replace the single pane windows for a eat savings
  • Purchasing Office High efficiency LED exit light systems have been installed in 1 fixture.
  • Rounds Hall Individual electrical metering installed in order to be able to better measure electrical consumption in the future.
  • Rounds Hall Roof was replace and added insulation in attic to minimize heat loss
  • Russell House Individual electrical metering installed in order to be able to better measure electrical consumption in the future.
  • Speare Hall Individual electrical metering installed in order to be able to better measure electrical consumption in the future.
  • University Computer Store High efficiency LED exit light systems have been installed in 2 fixtures.
  • University Police Individual electrical metering installed in order to be able to better measure electrical consumption in the future.
  • Holmes House High efficiency LED exit light systems have been installed in 2 fixtures.

2009

  • 1 High Street ECO house project and install a new Green foundation on the building .
  • Belknap Hall Installed new exhaust system, showers, T8 light fixtures above the showers and motion sensors in all bathrooms in Belknap Hall.
  • Campus – General Replaced (537) 2.5 GPM showerheads with 1.5 GPM showerheads throughout the campus
  • Campus – General 80% of the cleaning products are Green and used campus wide
  • Facilities Services Building Enabled double-sided printing on network printers to reduce the use of paper
  • Hartman Union Building Installed 5 VFD’s on 5 AHU’s for a net annual savings of 39,000 KWH
  • Mary Taylor Relighting with T8 energy efficient fluorescents and electronic ballasts in 29 fixtures.
  • Prospect Dining Hall install motion sensors for the Winni & Big Squam rooms
  • Prospect Dining Hall Installed a melink intelli-hood system for the lower cooking hood fans and make-up air handling unit #1 to variable frequency drives on the motors
  • Prospect Dining Hall Install motion sensors for the Newfound room
  • Purchasing Office Relighting with T8 energy efficient fluorescents and electronic ballasts in 2 fixtures.
  • Robert Frost House New roof installed
  • Robert Frost House Relighting with T8 energy efficient fluorescents and electronic ballasts in 44 fixtures.
  • Russell House New roof installed
  • Silver Center Individual electrical metering installed in order to be able to better measure electrical consumption in the future.
  • Speare Hall Installed a VFD and a NEMA Premium Efficiency Motor on AHU 1 for a net annual savings of 6,000 KWH

One Response to “Appendix II: Completed Projects”

  1. Lewis Parissi says:

    Good report. PSU is a front runner in conservation/climate-action.
    In the future will PSU see a decreace in expenses in following this plan?