Cantor Art Center and Green West Library
Salas O’Brien provided energy auditing and commissioning services for Stanford University’s Cantor Art Center and Green West Library. Our work resulted in verified savings of over $500,000.
Stanford University was founded in 1885 by Leland Stanford, a railroad magnate and former California governor. Today the school is one of the world’s leading research universities and has close ties with Silicon Valley.
Salas O’Brien has been providing energy audits for Stanford since 1982. When the university wanted to increase the efficiency of their Cantor Art Center and Cecil H. Green Library facilities, they engaged our team to help them pinpoint areas for improvement.
Salas O’Brien’s comprehensive energy audit of these facilities caused us to focus in on the electric humidification, steam-to-steam humidification, and direct digital controls for energy savings. Solutions included wireless zone sensing, economizers, and variable frequency drives on fans and pumps.
Commissioning, measurement, and verification of these projects resulted in delivered incentives of $181,518 for the library and $122,792 for the art center. Salas O’Brien’s work provided overall verified savings of $520,000 through measurement and verification, resulting in a payback of less than three years.