The Nuts & Bolts: Our Process
Our team focused on implementing energy and operational efficiency measures in three different systems of energy use within Squaw Valley Resort.
Through deep data analysis of heating for High Camp’s Pool and Spa, the Carbon Lighthouse team identified two main components to implement alongside the onsite engineering staff. Installing automatic temperature controls and Variable Frequency Drives that linked to the new Building Management System (BMS) saved resort staff at least 2 hours per day and allowed for reduced pumping rates. In addition, a safe overwintering system led to a large reduction in the amount of energy used throughout winter.
At Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, our team conducted a mountain-wide lighting retrofit of about 1500 lights with bulbs and ballasts. This reduced lighting energy by 65% across the resort.
For heating in the Olympic Village Lodge, Carbon Lighthouse engineers implemented a scheduling and controls measure to ensure that the boiler was properly operating during shoulder seasons.