Ohio Wesleyan University

Facilities and Energy Master Plan

Project Overview

Heapy produced a Campus-wide Facilities and Energy Master Plan for Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU). Services included an assessment of 30 buildings (totaling over 1 million square feet) on the Delaware Campus. Building Mechanical-Electrical systems were assessed to ascertain condition, estimate remaining service life, identify deferred maintenance issues and to evaluate potential Energy Conservation Measures. Onsite walk-throughs of each Building were conducted.

Among over 110 Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) identified to reduce energy consumption, this list includes:
Building HVAC system controls upgrades
Campus-wide Retro-Commissioning
Chiller System replacement
Lighting retrofits to LED
Pumping System Upgrades
Steam System Upgrades

Heapy identified an annual energy cost savings for the University of over $300,000, reducing overall campus-wide energy consumption by approximately 20%. Heapy Solutions, the general Construction firm wholly owned by Heapy, is in the process of implementing a $3.5 Million Campus Energy Conservation Upgrade Project.


30 Buildings, over 1 Million Square Feet


Thought Content

Planning for the New Normal
Plumbing Systems Re-Occupancy and Ongoing Operations

Your building may have been shut down these past many months due to WFH/COVID. Minimal use of your building’s water systems creates stagnant water in your plumbing system piping and equipment, which promotes the growth of Legionella and/or other biofilm-associated bacteria. This places your building occupants at risk when re-occupancy occurs. Now is the time to develop and implement a safe and effective Water Management Plan to protect your building occupants, maximizing their health and safety upon re-occupancy.

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