Great Lakes Energy Education Center
The Great Lakes Energy Education Center houses programs in power generation, transmission and management for Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The building is Net Zero Energy capable, meaning it will generate as much energy as it consumes once all renewable power generation systems are installed. NWTC’s energy degree programs, including several in renewable energy, are rare. Recruiters come from all areas of the United States to recruit graduates.
The new two-story facility achieves the very energy efficient energy use idex (EUI) of 30 kBtuh/sf/yr using a geo-exchange coupled variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heating and cooling system. Ventilation is provided using a dedicated outside air system (DOAS) with total energy recovery. Additionally, the building has a solar heating and passive solar lighting system.
Cyclone Energy Group partnered with Performa and the design team, reviewing the energy model and providing advice on energy efficiency strategies. Our team designed a measurement and verification system that monitors energy use from different systems in the building and allows the College to continuously optimize building performance. Cyclone’s commissioning team tested all building lighting, plumbing and HVAC systems to ensure they operated as designed.