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Water andEnergy Conservation for the Dallas Metropolitan YMCA Presenter: Frank Kessler
Locations 19 Owned Locations
Goals By encorporating the following recommendations, YMCA Dallas can: • Become an institution committed to sustainability. • Operate more efficiently. • Use these savings for other programs • Become a model for other YMCA’s. The criteria used to prepare this report centered around energy and water conserving measures that: • Can be readily identified. • Can provide a reasonably short payback and ROI.
Strategies Water and Energy savings strategies: • Replace plumbing fixtures at 19 facilities. • Install swimming pool covers at 8 facilities. • Install laundry ozone generators at 8 facilities. • Install energy controllers at vending machines. • Install a water treatment system at cooling tower.
Savings generated Cost Savings Payback I II III IV V $ 403,931 $ 232,846 1.7 yrs * ‘Snack Miser’ controllers included
Plumbing Fixtures – Costs 7 OLD facilities - all fixtures replaced 7 OLD facilities - toilets & urinals replaced +aerators & showerheads 12 NEWER Facilities - aerators & showerheads
Swimming Pool Covers T Boone Pickens – Indoor Pool
Swimming Pool Covers Outdoor Pool cover Single reel Indoor Pool cover Double reel Triple reel
Pool Cover – savings at Coppell ROI for Coppell Indoor Pool Ref.: ‘Pool Energy Use Calculator’ Washington State University
Laundry Ozone System larger installation T Boone Pickens laundry smaller installation
Ozone Laundry System Yearly savings of $22,874 for 8 facilities ROI for T Boone Pickens
Vending Miser ‘Vending Miser’ controller & sensor Vending Machines at all 19 facilities
‘Vending Miser’ Manufacturer’s Data Yearly savings of $3,480 for 33 ‘Vending Misers’ • ‘Snack Miser’ controllers at 19 non-refrigerated snack machines • saved $418 per year with a simple payback of 7.3 years
‘Vending Miser’ ROI for one ‘Vending Miser’
Cooling Tower Water Treatment 450 Ton Cooling Tower at T Boone Pickens YMCA
Cooling Tower Water Treatment Existing system: Dissolved minerals precipitate and deposit themselves on cooling tower surfaces. ‘Dolphin WaterCare’: Electric field strips suspended particles of static charge. The particles then become the preferred surface for minerals to precipitate to.
Cooling Tower Water Treatment Yearly savings of $ 5,286 ROI at T Boone Pickens
Grant Writing The Richardson Family YMCA was selected as an individual project and used to develop a Grant Proposal to the (GP) Georgia-Pacific Foundation for water (resource) conservation. GP’s funding limitation is $25,000. • Why was Georgia-Pacific selected as a funding source? • they have a strong interest in the Environment and Resource Conservation. • their grant program fits the goals and objectives of the Project. • our project satisfies their funding requirements.
YMCA Project Review “This report is detailed, thorough, and comprehensive. We will be reviewing it with Senior Management and we will be implementing some of these items immediately…” Stanley G. Thomas, AIA Vice President of Properties & Facilities YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas