FASER 2000 is a Windows based software
program that enables UAB to quickly and precisely enter, analyze, and report
each utilities cost and usage.
- Provides accurate, detailed
information regarding the usage and cost for Electric, Water and Sewer,
Natural Gas, Chilled
Water, and Steam throughout UAB.
- Assists building administrators in
accurately forecasting fiscal year budgets.
- Alerts customers when utility
accounts are outside their "normal" usage or cost for any
FASER follows the idea of
"Systematic Use & Tracking" through Cost Avoidance. That is,
money UAB has avoided spending by reducing its energy use and demand.
Enables one to analyze bills
(produce usage and cost) based on any combination of the following variants:
Building, Energy Type, Building Type, Region, Bill End Dates, or Accounting
Produces "alarms" when any
account within UAB has exceeded the expected allowable range for usage and
Performance Monitoring (CAMS)
- A Computerized Central Monitoring System (CAMS), which was developed by UAB in partnership with three leading controls manufactures, is used to monitor the energy efficiency performance of building equipment systems.
The Metering Expansion Project added 82 metering
points in 19 buildings to the existing UAB metering system. The system
will be used to meter internally supplied utilities, such as chilled water and
steam and distribute cost to individual funding units. It will also allow
monitoring of time of day electrical use and the time when peak demands are
set. This will allow the Energy Management Department to evaluate if
additional savings can be achieved by load shifting. This will allow
better energy monitoring, cost allocation and documentation on building
Metering Repair - The metering front-end repair is 90% complete.
The system uses 4 PC's to gather information from 48 building collection
controllers that monitors approximately 460 metering points. This data can be
used to verify if the HVAC systems are taking advantage of the winter economizer
mode, and what the connected building load is in the summer. This
information will be connected to Central Plant to give them additional
information to make operating decisions. When completed, it will include a
historical database that can be used to analyze future utility needs of the
University buildings by giving utility use in any time base or duration
The purpose of Quarterly Budget Report is to inform
building administrators as to how well their actual costs match up, with
regard to utilities, to their fiscal year budget. The report format
includes UAB account number, budgeted cost amount, actual cost, and the percentage of the
Inform the administrators to evaluate if accounts are over/under budget, with
regard to their utility costs at the 3-month, 6-month, 9-month and
The following accounting sources are compiled and analyzed in order to
produce the Quarterly Budget Report.
Financial Accounting System
The University Computer Center
The Energy Team shall keep the University community
aware of the changes in energy saving technology, unusual changes in energy usage or cost, and methods to use to save energy.
Information/training shall be transmitted by the Energy Team through periodic meetings with both the Hospital and Campus Maintenance teams as well as the Building Administrators/Fiscal Officers.
The Energy Team shall maintain records of these meetings as well as listing of information covered. The University Energy Manager shall be responsible for planning, scheduling and maintaining records for all energy training.
- Provide Mechanics with up-to-date information on new
- Provide training for new mechanics.
- Provide useful formulas for mechanical use.