2022/23 Efficient and Healthy Schools Webinars
Retrofit Packages for Schools: Performance Requirements, Energy Savings and Cost
October 2022: Speakers discussed newly released retrofit packages consisting of complementary efficiency measures to provide greater savings and benefits. Four retrofit packages were covered: building management system upgrade, boiler replacement, chiller replacement, and RTU replacement. Discussion included performance requirements that schools can use as a template to develop project requirements, energy savings data that are calculated using an energy simulation analysis of prototype school buildings, and implementation cost data that give a rough estimate for planning purposes.
Additionally, speakers discussed their experience working with schools on retrofit projects, including the types of efficiency measures using this package approach, and highlighting non-energy benefits, such as improvements to indoor environmental quality.