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Team 33

Team Members

Faculty Advisor

Gabriel Fountain
Owen Bass
Andre Jin
Kristen Schadtle

Hongyi Xu



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Energy Consumption and Efficiency Initiatives for Building 257

Global warming poses a critical environmental threat, primarily driven by the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, resulting in heat trapping and subsequent climate change. Industries worldwide contribute significantly to this issue, necessitating urgent actions to reduce their carbon footprints in alignment with global policies. Pfizer, a prominent pharmaceutical company, operates within this context and bears a substantial responsibility in addressing climate change. Given its deep involvement in global health, Pfizer is obligated to minimize its carbon emissions and transition toward carbon neutrality. Vital measures include implementing sustainable practices, reducing emissions in operations and supply chains, investing in renewable energy sources, and innovating environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. By embracing sustainability and aiming for carbon neutrality by 2040, Pfizer can serve as a model for the pharmaceutical industry, positively impacting the planet's health while prioritizing human well-being. This report presents efficiency data for Building 257's HVAC/AHU, lighting, refrigeration, and air control systems, along with proposed energy-saving solutions for future implementation, including heat pumps, electric controls, solar energy, and LED lighting. Additionally, a cost/savings analysis and emissions reduction strategy will be provided.

Our team collaborated with Electrical and Computer Engineering 16 on this project.