Graduate Research Papers


Open Access Graduate Research Paper


DMACC currently has over $1,200,000 invested in the ACCS which is connected to 21 campus buildings. The ACCS is used to save an estimated $300,000 per year in energy costs through energy conserving control of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment. The ACCS also improves building life safety functions through fire alarm monitoring and serves as a significant trouble shooting tool for the mechanical maintenance staff. The initial installations of the ACCS were done after lengthly audits and studies by professional consulting firms which resulted in the recommendations for installation and expansion. These studies were limited to only a few of the many areas of possible beneficial ACCS usages. This study was built upon these past studies and further identified areas where the ACCS can be further utilized. This study will be used to aid the college in effectively managing these resources to meet current and future needs and enhance Physical Plant operations.

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Master of Arts


Department of Industrial Technology

First Advisor

Rex W. Pershing


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