UES provides a clearinghouse for energy management services at UCF. Our portfolio of services includes operations, maintenance, and optimization of all energy and water systems. A multi-protocol, multi-vendor direct digital control (DDC) building automation system is utilized to monitor and regulate heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) and lighting in over 7.8 million gross square feet of campus facilities.
In 2007, UCF’s administration provided $1MM in seed money to start up and develop our own in-house energy services organization. Today, this revolving energy account returns anywhere from $1.75MM to $2.1MM annually, which is reinvested further in capital energy reduction initiatives.
The energy services division oversees both the building and system commissioning process for new construction, building additions and renovations, performs energy surveys, and employs real time commissioning using analytic platforms. This team is also developing strategies to become our own in-house building automation controls integrator. To support critical building operations, we have also developed a portal for alarms with intuitive graphics to assist Facility Operations troubleshooting with the first responders who monitor these facilities 24/7.