2RW engineers completed a water and energy savings technical analysis of 2,200 residences in seven public housing projects, three high rises, and numerous administrative buildings at the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem (HAWS) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The analysis included a utility bill audit, utility use and cost baseline development, a complete analysis of numerous energy and water conservation measures. Improvements include decentralization of central heating systems with individual high efficiency gas-fired furnace and domestic water heating, 1.6 gallon toilets, water restriction devices, automatic meter reading (AMR) systems, lighting, etc. The energy audit was completed as part of an energy and savings performance contract.
2RW designed new gas-fired furnace systems with split-system air conditioners for 1,600 dwelling units. The installation of individual space conditioning and domestic water heating systems helped the HAWS to meet four major objectives:
2RW calculated the new utility allowances for over 3,000 residences, as well. At the three HAWS high rises, 2RW designed line carrier electric metering systems to permit metering of electricity use in each dwelling unit without the need for extensive rewiring. 2RW also designed new boiler installations for administrative buildings and air handling unit installations.
OWNER: Housing Authority of Winston-Salem
TIMEFRAME: 2014 – 2016
SIZE: 2 million+ SF
COST: $6.8 million
ESTIMATED ENERGY SAVINGS: $1 million/year +/-