Established in 1948, a large percentage of Brandeis’s building stock dates back to post-World War II construction—an era where buildings are approaching time for renewal.
Brandeis needed to address deferred maintenance and energy efficiency issues, preferably through programs that would create additional financing opportunities through energy cost savings.
GreenerU worked with the former Senior Vice President for Administration to secure funding authorization from the trustees to address deferred maintenance and energy efficiency measures with a return on investment of 10%.
GreenerU’s extensive planning process included identifying hundreds of projects, then developing a multi-year plan that grouped and prioritized measures that would be the least disruptive to operations and generate the most savings as soon as possible. Those energy cost savings created opportunities to invest in deferred maintenance measures. Ultimately, GreenerU installed new steam pipes, air handlers, chillers, new lighting, variable frequency drives, and other measures that led to substantial reductions in energy use.