During this Pro Tour of the Berkshire County Jail, a group of architects, engineers, and municipal planners, among others, toured the site of one of the deepest reductions of energy use by a state facility in Massachusetts.
The project is projected to result in a 52% reduction in energy use through operational improvements, electrical and mechanical systems optimization and onsite renewable production.
The tour of this 148,000 square foot facility was led by Bart Bales, PE, MSME of Bales Energy Associates, the energy engineer for the project, and concluded with a reception, presentation and Q&A session.
CEUs: 2.5 AIA LU/HSW, 2.5 GBCI CE and certificates of participation were available
Member registration: $25 | Non-member registration: $35
Projected to result in a 52% reduction in energy use through operational improvements, electrical and mechanical systems optimization and onsite renewable production
Solar thermal evacuated tube for domestic hot water
300 kW hillside ground-mount photovoltaic array
LED lighting in hallways, offices, gym, parking lot and throughout the building
Innovative use of demand-controlled ventilation/CO2 sensors
Heat recovery ventilation and kitchen hood exhaust controls
Natural gas-fired condensing boilers
Indirect hot water tanks and other domestic hot water improvements
Energy monitoring equipment in place
Project completion scheduled for June 2015
Project administered through the Accelerated Energy Program in partnership with the Division of Capital Asset Management Energy Group
|12:30 PM||Doors open, check in, go through security|
|1:00 PM||Welcome by NESEA, overview of the project specs by Bart Bales|
|2:00 PM||Tour of the site|
|4:00 PM||Return to training room for reception|
|4:30 PM||Q&A panel with Bart and other members from the project team|
|5:30 PM||Event concludes|