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Sustainability @ HMS

Harvard Medical School's Facilities Maintenance and Operations Department is committed and engaged to the ever changing environmental movement. Harvard University's environmental goal define our efforts to reduce our carbon emissions, reduce waste and increase recycling, lower our energy consumption, and conserver our natural resources.

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Accomplishments

HMS achieved a 17% reduction in its greenhouse gas emissions from 2006 to 2016

The Longwood base buildings achieved a 21% reduction in its greenhouse gas emissions from 2006 to 2016

HMS achieved a 6% reduction in its water consumption at the Longwood Campus from 2006 to 2016

 

ECM Projects

  • Converted Pneumatic Control system to Direct Digital Control System (DDC) in Tosteson Medical Education Center – 2013 -2014
  • FCU upgrade to DDC, featuring ECM motors 2013-2016
  • Steam trap Discharge Sensors – 2015-2016
  • Grundfross water Booster System – NRB – 2015
  • Ultra Low Temp  Freezer PM Program  (240 Units) 2015-2017
  • WAB HCCM Controls System upgrade -2016
  • WAB-AHU/EAHU  Fan Arrays , 2016
  • NRB Supply Air Temp Reset – 2016
  • Campus wide HVAC coil cleaning – 2016

Plans, Procedures, Standards

  • BAS Master Plan - 2015
  • Strategic Energy 5 year Plan 2016
  • HMS Facilities Construction Design Standards includes Energy and Commissioning - 2016

Perform ASHRAE Level II Energy Audits

  • NRB, HIM – 2013
  • Mudd, LHRRB in 2014
  • WAB - 2015
  • Campus wide Lighting audit – 2015
  • C building- 2016
  • Armenise – 2017

Water Conservation

  • Irrigation System Controls upgrade – 2015
  • Campus wide Water Audit performed  - 2016
  • Low flow faucet aerators and shower heads – 2017  

Energy Dashboards and Information Systems  

  • Internal Energy Dashboard – Coresight
  • Internal Dashboard – Heat MAP
  • PI notifications
  • Online utility dashboards
  • Implement “Energy Cap” – Energy Accounting Software
  • Eversource Memorandum of Understanding 2015-2018

BAS –Quality Improvement Initiatives

  • Continuous CX BAS - HIM , NRB, WAB  - 2013 – 2014
  • Quality Control Program - BAS System – 2014 -2016
  • Recommission Custom code in to ensure Harvard temperature standards are in compliance – 2014
  • BAS Alarm Management Audit – 2015
  • BAS Fault Detection Program – 2015 (over 700 items identified)
  • CHW Load Shed Recommission 2015
  • Hot- Cold Protocol Operator Training – 2015
  • Steam trap discharge sensors 2015 – 2016
  • BMS Master spreadsheet – 2016

ACH Reduction

  • HCCM Holding Rooms Spaces
  • NRB/REB Rebalance of non-lab spaces to current ASHRAE/ IECC  ventilation standards
  • TMEC exhaust fan rebalance and consolidation

Occupancy Sensors for HVAC setback and lighting control

  • MUDD, LH, C ,180  HSDM, REB, WAB 

Lighting

  • Replaced exterior HID Floodlight and wall pack fixtures to LED fixtures
  • WAB Garage LED lighting upgrade
  • Vanderbilt Hall LED exterior lighting project
  • HCCM 4’ LED tube upgrade – NRB
  • WAB HCCM LED lighting upgrade
  • CFL to LED Lunera 4 pin lighting upgrade  - 2,000+ Lamps

Recommissioning and Optimization Projects

  • 180 Longwood 2013
  • TMEC - 2014
  • NRB Phoenix Systems - 2014
  • REB & Main Dental – 2014
  • Modell Center for Immunology - 2015
  • HIM Johnson BAS System – 2015
  • WAB HCCM - 2016