U of I Hagerman

As part of an energy services contract with The University of Idaho, McKinstry retro-commissioned its Fish Culture Experiment Station in Hagerman. The retro-commissioning effort was done to improve system efficiency, operations and commissioning with a focus on HVAC mechanical equipment and Building Automation Systems. 

McKinstry tested the station’s make-up air unit, boiler and heating system pumps, general and laboratory exhaust fans, supply and exhaust VAV terminal units, and fume hoods. To improve comfort and efficiency, components were adjusted, repaired, or replaced as necessary. McKinstry also made modifications and adjustments to the building automation system to improve operations and add control of additional equipment.

In all, the project improved operations and efficiency at the station, and reduced energy consumption by an estimated 30%.

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Owner:  Michael Castern – University of Idaho

Education, Energy, Construction, Consulting, Idaho


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