The proposed project will upgrade existing mechanical and lighting systems to reduce energy usage in five (5) buildings on the UCLA campus: (1) Neuroscience Research Building; (2) Royce Hall; (3) Physics & Astronomy Building (Phase 1); (4) Terasaki Life Sciences Building; and (5) (Renee & David) Kaplan Hall. The projects will encompass a wide spectrum of energy efficiency efforts of varying size and complexity, such as renewal and retrofit of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, lighting retrofits, building controls upgrades, and monitoring-based commissioning that benefits whole buildings.
The scope of work for each building will be individually tailored, but will include such measures as: installation of new controls to optimize scheduling and regulate temperature, humidity, water pressure, and air flow; installation of energy efficient valves and variable frequency drives (VFDs) on the chilled water system air handling units to optimize HVAC equipment operations; installation of occupancy sensors and photocell controls for exterior lights; and replacement of fluorescent lights with LEDs. Related scope will include patch and paint of walls in areas impacted by the work. In locations where equipment is above the existing ceilings grids, work will include ceiling removal and re-installation, or replacement, after work is complete.