• UTILITY MANAGEMENT

    The utility management plan includes management of electricity, water, and natural gas usage by Del Mar College. The Physical Facilities department continues to pursue innovative ways to conserve energy resources and means of improving operational efficiency.

    The Lead HVAC Technician acts as the energy management monitor. In this role, he ensures the plants are operated within the specified timeframes in order to achieve the projected savings per completed energy saving project estimates.

    Energy Management System

    The energy management computer system assists in conservation of energy by controlling heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. The primary function of the system is to:

     

    • Monitor office and classroom temperatures
    • Turn HVAC equipment on and off based on a predetermined schedule
    • Reset discharge air on handling units.

    Natural Gas

    Heating requirements for the campuses are minimal. The East Campus utilizes gas-fired boilers to provide heating water for the HVAC systems. The Physical Facilities department’s conservation of natural gas consists of monitoring the heating and hot water supply temperatures and maintaining the gas-fired boilers so that they operate at maximum efficiency.