ERIC Number: ED433687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
FLASTAR: Florida Alliance for Saving Taxes and Energy Resources. Final Report.
Sherwin, John R.; Parker, Danny S.
A study of the Florida Public Building Loan Concept pilot program determined its effectiveness in helping to upgrade building energy systems. The pilot program, termed FLASTAR (Florida Alliance for Saving Taxes and Resources), involved the comprehensive metering of an elementary school to demonstrate energy savings potential after retrofitting the facility with new chillers and sensor controls for classroom and office lighting. Data show the chiller upgrade had resulted in a 30 percent reduction to cooling energy use. Sensor controls failed to achieve energy savings and actually increased lighting energy usage. An energy management system (EMS) was added that provided direct digital control (DDC) of the school chillers, air handlers, and packaged direct expansion (DX) roof-top systems. The EMS reduced chiller energy use by an additional 16 percent, and air handling and DX system energy consumption by 30 percent. Project retrofits achieved overall energy savings of approximately 15 percent or 120,000 kWh per year resulting in annual energy savings of $4,600. An appendix provides important project dates. (Contains nine references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Climate Control, Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Energy Management, Financial Support, Public Schools
Florida Solar Energy Center, 1679 Clearlake Rd., Cocoa, FL 32922-5703.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida Governor's Office of Energy, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Florida Solar Energy Center, Cape Canaveral.
Identifiers - Location: Florida