Improving Energy Efficiency of Facilities

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has entered into an agreement with the Purdue University Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) to perform energy assessments on six sites. The six sites were selected to represent a variety of types of buildings typical for INDOT’s portfolio. These include the Research and Development Building in West Lafayette, the Crawfordsville Administration Building, the Falls City Sub-District, the Greensburg Unit, the Frankfort Sub-District Building, and the Central Materials and Testing in Indianapolis. This energy assessment report identifies, evaluates, and prioritizes energy-saving projects. Purdue MEP provided a comprehensive energy assessment of each site, and many energy efficiency measures (EEMs) were identified, with the potential to save in annual energy costs. The authors also researched available incentives from local utilities and calculated the payback period for each EEM. As a result of the assessments, six reports have been generated in order to: (1) Provide a benchmarking analysis to show energy performance relative to similar buildings; (2) Provide insight into the historical energy usage patterns of the facility; (3) Present recommended energy efficiency measures (EEM) for consideration; (4) Provide analysis to determine first order approximate costs and savings for each EEM; (5) Discover opportunities for incentives that may be available to help fund energy improvements. In collaboration with the energy assessments, Purdue MEP worked with INDOT to provide instruction and facilitation in the Energy Star Portfolio Manager tool.

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    Purdue University

    Joint Transportation Research Program
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-2051

    Indiana Department of Transportation

    100 N Senate Avenue
    Indianapolis, IN  United States  46204

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Weger, Kelly
    • Handy, Jim
  • Publication Date: 2016-10


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 51p

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  • Accession Number: 01633278
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781622604500
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/IN/JTRP-2016/29
  • Contract Numbers: SPR-3946
  • Created Date: Apr 28 2017 10:42AM