Delaware Health & Social Servicescase study

State of Delaware

"The energy project completed by Seiberlich Trane Energy Services not only made our campuses more green, but provided much needed upgrades to our facilities for our people."

Chris Hall, Facilities Director at Delaware Health & Social Services

About the Client

Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS) is the largest state agency in Delaware and has a mission to improve the quality of life for Delaware’s citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.

DHSS consists of 5 state service centers, 5 individual buildings, and 3 campus sites with a combined total of 53 buildings spread throughout the state of Delaware. DHSS partnered with Seiberlich Trane Energy Services to modernize their facilities’ infrastructure and reduce utility spending.

Seiberlich Trane Energy Services completed an investment grade audit of DHSS’s facilities and executed a performance contract to provide design and construction of needed building improvements. The work was setup as a multi-phase approach with the first phase focusing on lighting, water, and steam improvements. The second phase included replacing aging equipment, BAS upgrades, and installing solar arrays on multiple campuses.

Project Objectives

  • Employee and client comfort
  • Reduction in utility spend
  • Replace aging equipment
  • Improve energy savings through building controls

Energy Conservation Measures Installed

  • Chiller replacements and boiler replacements
  • Cooling tower replacement
  • High-efficiency transformers
  • Solar installations
  • Interior and exterior LED lighting retrofits
  • Envelope weatherization
  • Building controls optimization
  • Laundry system upgrades

Energy Savings Results

The project realized both energy and operations savings. Additionally the solar arrays generate 632,871 kWh of electricity for DHSS's faciliies annually.

Delivered annual energy savings and demand reduction:

$23.3MM Total

Annual Environmental Impact of Project

The annual environmental impact of the project included a 5,975 ton reduction in CO2 equivalent emissions.

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