Energy Audit: McKeldin Library

Nail Rachidi, Florian Blanchet, Jason Kelly, Dana Savage, Dr. Farah Singer, Prof. Michael M. Ohadi, Chauncey Jenkins (Facility Management, UMD)

  • McKeldin is the main branch of the University of Maryland Library system. McKeldin Library is one of the largest buildings on campus consisting of seven floors, a basement and a penthouse mechanical floor.

  • Major ECM’s Proposed : 

    -LED Lighting retrofit
    -Implementing an HVAC schedule (presently on a 24/7 basis)

  • Simulations of energy efficiency measures predict saving opportunities of $165,440 per year or nearly 14% of the current total energy consumption. Site EUI is estimated to drop from 124 kBtu/ft 2 .yr (391 kWh/m 2 .yr) to 107 kBtu/ft 2 .yr (337 kWh/m 2 .yr).

  • Estimated energy savings per annum: 8657 MMBtu

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