School District No. 46 (SD46) received more great news from the capital management branch of the Ministry of Education in December. The school district presented a high priority request for a district-wide building automation system enhancement and was granted up to $371,000 for this purpose.
Highlights of the project are:
• Upgrading of all district Building Automation Systems (BAS) to current technology.
• Adding occupancy sensors, CO2 sensors and integration into district security systems to reduce run times of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and lighting systems.
• Re-programing HVAC to operate at maximum efficiency.
• Adding live, real time energy sub metering at every facility with viewing access for staff and students.
• Providing building performance dashboards on school foyer monitors.
• Key Performance Indicator (KPI) monitoring and notification to ensure peak performance of all equipment is maintained.
• Load shedding (the building automation system responds by adjusting air conditioner and heater set points, shutting off auxiliary equipment, and stopping other nonessential systems) of high-energy use equipment during peak demand periods.
SD46 Manager of Facilities Rob Collison said the upgrades will allow the school district to reduce its energy use. Submittted