Barry University Envelope Energy Audit
Size: 1,235,455 sqft
Count: 43 Buildings
Audit Date: 2013
Proposed ECM Budget: $906,067
Baseline Energy Savings Identified: 7%
Estimated Annual Cost Savings: $143,878
Simple Payback: 6.3 years
The Energy Partners were hired to complete an energy audit across two Barry University Campuses in Florida. In total, 43 buildings consisting of classrooms, gyms, student unions, dorms, and administration buildings were audited.
Opportunities were found for energy savings in buildings both old and new (including a LEED certified facility). The measures that provided the greatest opportunities for savings included insulating above dropped ceiling tiles, window film, and core-filling masonry walls with injected foam insulation.
In addition to energy savings opportunities, several indoor air quality and building durability issues were identified. Several buildings had large, open vents in the roof that allowed for free communication with the hot humid outdoor air. With drop ceiling tiles acting as the only barrier between conditioned area and the roof, the tiles accumulated significant moisture resulting in bowed ceiling tiles and unhealthy levels of humidity indoors.
Energy Conservation Measures
Air sealing roof and wall interesections
Insulating walls above dropped ceiling tiles
Air sealing traditional attics
Capping dropped soffits
Core fill insulation for masonry walls
Ceiling and attic hatch insulation
Identified Annual Dollar Savings