El Paso Housing Authority

At a Glance

Industry

Public Housing Authority

Project Types

Building Systems and Operations, Engagement and Behavior Change

Year

2012

Location

El Paso, TX

Summary

Nico Lopez worked to optimize the energy of four buildings owned and managed by the HACEP.

Goals

Nico Lopez was asked to study four buildings owned and managed by the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP) to optimize their energy efficiency.

Solutions

He identified three HVAC and chiller retrofits that would save energy and money, and proposed an energy efficiency awareness video that could reduce energy use by 2 percent at the buildings, saving $1,200. To check the viability of on-site renewable energy generation, Lopez also performed an extensive microgrid analysis on the four buildings and HACEP Central Office. 

Potential Impact

Lopez's projects could save more than $280,000 over 15 years, as well as 700 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions and one million kilowatt hours of electricity every year. 


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