SEA recently partnered with United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Mobile to identify Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) that would aid UCP in their efforts to conserve energy and water. United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile educates, advocates, and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities.
SEA’s assessment summarized energy and water system usage at two (2) UCP buildings totaling approximately 10,700 square feet. The Assessment consisted of an American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE) Level II audit and identified measures that can save UCP an estimated $ 7,140.00 per year. This is an approximate 30% savings on UCP’s utilities costs.
Both of UCP’s facilities use much less energy than comparable buildings with similar functions due to staff energy awareness. UCP staff routinely emphasize energy and resource conservation through their daily operations. SEA Senior Engineer Jason Brooks conducted the audit and complimented their efforts. “The staff’s conscientious efforts to turn off lights in unoccupied rooms, and to maintain adequate thermostat settings (no overcooling/overheating) is commendable.”
Sain Engineering Associates, Inc. appreciates the efforts of everyone who provided information and guidance in this process.