University of Alaska Anchorage, Energy Master Planning energy 1
University of Alaska Anchorage
Energy Master Planning
Anticipating more than 50 percent growth over the next 10 years, the UA-Anchorage asked HGA to plan energy resources to meet its growth and reliability demands for its aging infrastructure. Together with the municipal power company and Providence Alaska Medical Center (PAMC), the team identified a joint project that enjoys economy of scale, fuel efficiency, and no construction costs. Besides cutting heating costs in half to save approximately $1.5 million per year in thermal energy, each party meets its programmatic goals with significantly less capital and lower staffing costs. The combined heat and power project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 15,500 tons per year. Implementation is pending.