The electrical and mechanical areas are responsible for maintaining the electrical systems, plumbing, refrigeration, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and energy management systems throughout the campus. The staff maintains the chemical treatment systems, exhaust systems, interior and exterior lighting, electrical distribution systems within and between all buildings, electric motors and controllers, fire alarm systems and elevator electronics. Additionally, they maintain the pool, all plumbing fixtures, storm and sanitary drainage systems, building heating systems which include baseboard hot water heat, supply fan units and filters, water softeners, fire hydrants and natural gas lines. In addition to performing many repairs throughout the campus, the staff uses their skill to perform many in-house projects each year.
Energy Management System
The Energy Management System (EMS) controls, monitors and regulates the HVAC system’s alarm conditions (high water in basements or temperature ranges within buildings, equipment, etc.) and controls the operation of exterior lighting. The EMS also monitors area conditions. When these conditions exceed parameters established by the operator of the EMS, alarms are transmitted and crews are dispatched to respond.
The Heating Services group is staffed and operational 24/7 for most of the year. The staff is highly trained and responsible for the maintenance and operation of the campus heating systems and performs preventative maintenance on all satellite boiler equipment and inspects all above-ground fuel oil storage tanks. They provide complete maintenance on the campus heating systems, its distribution system and building components.
The refrigeration / air conditioning group is responsible for maintaining refrigeration, air conditioning and exhaust systems throughout the campus. The group currently has three full time trades people. The staff maintains and repairs the exhaust fans, controllers, metal ductwork distribution systems, campus ice machines, walk in coolers and freezers and laboratory fume hoods. Chiller equipment and cooling tower water treatment is maintained by this group. In addition to performing many repairs throughout the campus, the staff uses their skill to perform many in-house projects each year.