Conclusion
At first glance, one may be surprised to find that at $54,070 Anderson Hall's total
cost of utilities was nearly two percent lower than Rinker Hall's $54,975 for the year
2004. However, several key determining factors must be taken into account in order to
accurately qualify the numbers presented figure 4-13. First is total building horsepower.
The two structures are within three percent of one another in total building square
footage, while the building horsepower for Rinker Hall is double that of Anderson Hall.
Similar to the above comparison with Frazier Hall, these results show that Rinker hall
performs considerably more efficiently based on horsepower levels than does Anderson
Hall. Second is total classroom area and student traffic. Anderson Hall houses eight
general purpose classrooms, while Rinker Hall contains six classrooms, six student
laboratories, and one large auditorium.
As noted above, Rinker Hall operates from 6:30am until 11:00pm, on weekdays
while Anderson is operational 7:00am until 8:00pm. Both buildings are operational for
four hours per day on weekends and holidays. Therefore, Anderson Hall's 73 hours of
operation per week is nearly 25 percent lower than Rinker's 90.5 hours and should more
than offset the two percent difference in annual utilities between the two buildings. One
should also note that during the harsh Florida summer months of June-September, Rinker
Hall ran more efficiently than Anderson despite the extensively larger systems at work
within the structure.
Summary Analysis
The above data for each comparison was consolidated into "total energy values"
and is presented in table 4-23