WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY

Western New Mexico University is a public university located in Silver City, NM whose campus is comprised of a hybrid of registered historic buildings and modern facilities with LEED certifications. The 80-acre campus includes over 40 buildings. WNMU engaged in a guaranteed energy savings performance contract (GESPC) with Yearout Energy to help decrease energy and water utility costs, reduce the University’s carbon footprint, and increase the amount of onsite renewable energy generated across campus.

Download Project Profile

PROJECT
DETAILS

Completion Date: Winter 2020
Contract Amount: $6.9 Million

FACILITY IMPROVEMENT MEASURES

  • Completely overhauled the electrical and mechanical systems at Harlan Hall
  • Upgraded approximately 8,500 existing lighting fixtures to LED
  • Installed 420 kW DC of new solar photovoltaic carport
  • Upgraded domestic water fixtures and irrigation controls to conserve water
  • Upgraded kitchen ventilation controls to optimize energy performance
  • Upgraded over 1,500 kVA of low voltage transformers to high-efficiency units
  • Remediated over 140 square feet of leaks in the existing building envelopes

CLIENT
TESTIMONIAL

“Between the facility upgrades, the savings, and optimization of energy performance this project is a win-win for students, faculty and staff across campus.”

WNMU ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT OF FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS
KEVIN MATTHES

BENEFITS BY THE NUMBERS