DANA FARBER
CANCER INSTITUTE

Retro-Commissioning

At Boston’s Dana Farber Cancer Institute, it was evident that the design, operations and performance of the HVAC systems were fragmented – while some areas of the facility were performing properly, other areas performed inadequately. These problems included: significant amounts of outside air that was uncontrolled, high summer steam use, HVAC balance issues, chilled water pumping/over-pumping, lack of equipment scheduling and failed sub-components such as economizers/controls, dampers and VFD actuation.

In response to these problems, Eneractive performed multiple projects to help the facility perform efficiently. The efforts conducted included an energy audit, DDC upgrade, air balancing project, and retro-commissioning projects such as steam leak repairs and air damper replacement/AHU leak repair/CHW valve repair.

ACHIEVEMENTS

- $900,000 in energy savings realized

- Over 250 deficiencies identified