Washburn Building Upgrades

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If you have specific questions or concerns about construction projects in your building please contact the Trane Field Office at 785-783-2795 or Ed Wiss, Washburn University Assistant Director for Maintenance, at 785-670-1546.

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In 2012 Trane conducted an investment grade audit of campus facilities to identify energy conservation measures (ECM). These ECMs were selected to improve campus facilities, enhance the learning environment, and save the University money through reduced energy use.

The following buildings will receive energy efficient upgrades as part of this project.

  • Art Building
  • Bennett Computer Center
  • Benton Hall
  • Bianchino Pavilion
  • Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center
  • Garvey Fine Arts Center
  • Henderson Learning Resource Center
  • KTWU Television Studio
  • Living Learning Center
  • Mabee Library
  • Memorial Union
  • Morgan Hall
  • Petro Allied Health Center
  • Stoffer Science Hall
  • Student Recreation & Wellness Center
  • Washburn Tech

Scroll down to learn which energy conservation measures (ECM) will be completed in each building and view a schedule of anticipated construction dates.

Glossary of Common Abbreviations

  • AHUs – Air handling units; a device used to condition and circulate air as part of a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning system.
  • CO2 – Carbon dioxide; Carbon dioxide is an important greenhouse gas, warning the Earth’s surface to a higher temperature by reducing outward radiation.
  • Cx – Commissioning; documented verification that the fundamental building systems and components are designed, installed, and are performing as intended in accordance with the basis of design, the owners project requirements, and to meet current needs and sustainable requirements.
  • DHW –  Domestic hot water; water used in any type of building for domestic purposes such as drinking and personal hygiene. It does not include space heating.
  • ERU – Energy recovery unit; HVAC unit that exchanges the energy contained in normally exhausted building or space air and uses it to treat (precondition) the incoming outdoor ventilation air.
  • HVAC – Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning; the technology of indoor and automotive environmental comfort.
  • kWh – Kilowatt hour; a billing unit for energy delivered to consumers by electric utilities.
  • MMBtu – Million metric British thermal unit; a standard measurement of energy consumption.
  • MUA – Make-up air unit; a larger air handler that conditions 100% outside air, and no recirculated air.

Washburn University Campus Wide

Energy Conservation Measure   Start  Finish Status  Inconvenience 
Water Fixtures Mon 2/25/13 Thu 3/21/13 Completed

Art Building

Energy Conservation Measure        Start  Finish Status  Inconvenience 
Lighting Mon 3/4/13 Mon 3/4/13 Completed
Controls/Commissioning Mon 10/21/13 Wed 11/27/13 Completed

Bennett Computer Center

Energy Conservation Measure        Start  Finish Status  Inconvenience 
Lighting Thu 3/14/13 Tue 3/19/13 Completed

Benton Hall

Energy Conservation Measure        Start  Finish Status  Inconvenience 
Lighting Wed 2/13/13 Fri 2/15/13 Completed
HVAC
Controls – Phase 1
Controls – Phase 2
Wed 5/15/13
Mon 5/27/13
Mon 9/16/13
Fri 8/16/13
Fri 8/30/13
Tue 12/31/13
Completed
Completed

Completed
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Bianchino Pavilion

Energy Conservation Measure        Start  Finish Status  Inconvenience 
Lighting Mon 3/4/13 Mon 3/4/13 Completed
Controls/Commissioning Thur 1/2/14 Wed 4/2/14 Completed

Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center

Energy Conservation Measure        Start  Finish Status  Inconvenience 
Lighting Mon 2/11/13 Mon 2/11/13 Completed

Garvey Fine Arts Center

Energy Conservation Measure        Start  Finish Status  Inconvenience 
Lighting – Tour 1
Lighting – Tour 2
Fri 2/15/13
Mon 3/11/13
Mon 2/18/13
Fri 3/29/13
Completed
Completed
HVAC -Water cooled chiller Mon 11/18/13 Fri 4/4/14 Completed
HVAC – AHUs
HVAC – Controls
Mon 12/23/13
Mon 2/10/14
Fri 4/4/14
Fri 4/18/14
Completed
Completed

Henderson Learning Resource Center

Energy Conservation Measure        Start  Finish Status  Inconvenience 
Lighting Wed 2/13/13 Wed 2/20/13 Completed
HVAC – Water cooled chiller Mon 11/4/13 Fri 1/31/14 Completed
HVAC – AHUs
HVAC – Controls – AHUs/VAVs
HVAC – Controls – Chillers System
Mon 5/27/13
Mon 5/27/13
Mon 11/4/13
Fri 8/16/13
Fri 9/27/13
Fri 4/4/14
Completed
Completed
Completed
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KTWU Television Studio

Energy Conservation Measure        Start  Finish Status  Inconvenience 
Lighting Tue 3/5/13 Tue 3/19/13 Completed

Living Learning Center

Energy Conservation Measure        Start  Finish Status  Inconvenience 
Lighting – Other
Lighting – Dorm Rooms
Mon 3/18/13
Mon 3/18/13
Fri 3/29/13
Mon 3/25/13
Completed
Completed
Controls/Commissioning Mon 10/21/13 Wed 11/27/13 Completed

Mabee Library

Energy Conservation Measure        Start  Finish Status  Inconvenience 
Lighting Mon 2/18/13 Tue 2/19/13 Completed
HVAC Mon 7/15/13 Fri 9/13/13 Completed
Domestic hot water
Controls
Mon 4/29/13
Mon 9/9/13
Fri 5/10/13
Tue 12/31/13
Completed
Completed

Memorial Union

Energy Conservation Measure        Start  Finish Status  Inconvenience 
Lighting – Phase 1 Weather Delay
Lighting – Phase 2
Wed 2/20/13
Wed 3/13/13
Wed 2/20/13
Tues 3/26/13
Completed
Completed
Phase-1 HVAC – AC Chiller Mon 5/20/13 Fri 7/19/13 Completed
Phase-2 HVAC – AC Chiller Thu 12/26/13 Fri 2/14/14 Completed
Phase-1 HVAC – AHU 5&6 Mon 5/20/13 Fri 7/19/13 Completed
Phase-2 HVAC – AHU 1&2 Mon 10/28/13 Fri 2/21/14 Completed
Temperature Controls Thu 11/28/13 Wed 4/23/14 Completed

Morgan Hall

Energy Conservation Measure        Start  Finish Status  Inconvenience 
Lighting Tue 2/19/13 Tue 2/19/13 Completed
Windows Tue 5/14/13 Fri 8/16/13 Completed
AC Chiller Direct Replacement Sat 2/15/14 Fri 4/25/14 Completed
Controls Sat 2/15/14 Mon 4/28/14 Completed

Petro Allied Health Center

Energy Conservation Measure        Start  Finish Status  Inconvenience 
Lee Arena – Lighting Fri 3/15/13 Fri 3/29/13 Completed
Lighting – Tour 1
Lighting – Tour 2
Lighting – Controller
Fri 3/15/13
Tue 3/12/13
Mon 5/13/13
Mon 3/25/13
Fri 3/29/13
Fri 5/17/13
Completed
Completed
Completed

HVAC – Water cooled chiller Mon 12/6/13 Fri 4/4/14 Completed
HVAC – AHUs, VAVs
HVAC – Controls
Water – IR Flush Valves
Mon 12/16/13
Mon 11/18/13
Mon 4/15/13
Fri 4/4/14
Wed 4/23/14
Fri 4/19/13
Completed
Completed
Completed
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Stoffer Science Hall

Energy Conservation Measure        Start  Finish Status  Inconvenience 
Lighting
Air Monitoring System Install
Fri 3/15/13
Thu 4/24/13
Mon 3/18/13
Fri 6/7/13
Completed
Completed

Re-commissioning Mon 5/27/13 Fri 8/30/13 Completed

Student Recreation & Wellness Center

Energy Conservation Measure        Start  Finish Status  Inconvenience 
Lighting – Gym Lighting
Lighting
Fri 3/8/13
Sat 3/16/13
Sun 3/10/13
Mon 3/18/13
Completed
Completed
Controls/Commissioning
Water – IR Flush Valves
Mon 10/21/13
Mon 4/15/13
Wed 11/27/13
Fri 4/19/13
Completed
Completed
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Washburn Tech

Energy Conservation Measure        Start  Finish Status  Inconvenience 
Water Fixtures Mon 2/18/13 Fri 3/1/13 Completed
Lighting – Tour 1
Lighting – Tour 2
Tue 2/5/13
Mon 3/4/13
Mon 2/11/13
Fri 3/29/13
Completed
Completed
Condensing Units and MUA Coil Mon 9/23/13 Fri 4/4/14 Completed