Facilities Management

Facilities Management Building
411 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)

Engineering

Engineering

The primary engineering services and responsibilities include engineering support for construction of new high performance Green buildings including recently completed LEED Platinum certified Human Health Building and upcoming Engineering Center building with a certification goal of LEED Gold, renovation of existing facilities, management and implementation of the university's infrastructure projects, and oversight of the university's master plan. We also oversee the university's storm water management program, oversee engineering design documents, utilities purchasing and implement variety of energy initiatives. We also manage the database for capital assets of the campus, continuously taking initiatives for sustainability best practices at our campus and promoting green culture in the campus community

Siraj A. Khan, MSME, PE, CEM, LEED AP
Director of Engineering
khan@oakland.edu

Staff
Directory
Engineering
NameTitlePhoneE-mail
Siraj KhanDirector of Engineering(248) 370-2161khan@oakland.edu
Rafi BayrakdarianEnergy Manager(248) 370-4990bayrakda@oakland.edu
TBDSr. Architect(248) 370-4437
Ryan GiorioSr. Engineer(248) 370-4383giorio@oakland.edu
Tim GormanEngineer(248) 370-4948gorman@oakland.edu
Adriana SilveriOffice Assistant II(248) 370-4434asilveri@oakland.edu
Jonathan SternsAutoCAD/Technical Support(248) 370-4433sterns@oakland.edu
Utility Usage and
Cost Information
OU Usage and Cost

Annual Energy Reports to the Board of Trustees

Monthly Utility Usage & Cost

Take a look at the historical usage and cost of the west campus utilities over the past decade.  While domestic water & sewerusage has remained relatively flat, both electric and natural gas usage has steadily increased in step with our campus growth.  Please note that more updated figures are now available in the latter pages of the above Annual Energy Reports.

About $380 is spent each year per Full Year Equivalent Student.  This equates to 4% of full time student's tuition.  (based on 15 credit hours for two semesters)  Cost per square foot are currently (in FY2010) approximately $2.50 per square foot annually.

We need your help!  A significant amount of electricity is used during the night time and weekend hours.  Looking at the following chart, you can see that the University maintains at least  2 megawatts of electrical consumption throughout evenings and weekends.  (kW Demand Chart) Each of the spikes is one day.  The spikes are grouped a weekly pattern of five high usage days and two weekend days. 

Our summer electrical usage peaked at just over 7.5 Megawatts.

A significant portion of this off-peak usage comes from equipment that is not turned off!  Lights, computer monitors, computers, printers, copy machines, etc... should all be turned off during the evening to extend their operating life, save energy, and save on pollution the resulting to our environment.  To learn how to automatically shut off your monitor and hard drive, take a look at the Green Computing Guide.

Auxiliary Department Utility Charges

Utility Purchasing

NATURAL GAS:  Oakland University purchases its natural gas on the wholesale market from various suppliers.  The wholesaler then delivers the gas to our local distribution company (Consumers Energy), who then delivers it to our door via one gas meter located at the Central Heating Plant.  To view the past wholesale gas prices, look at the monthly New York Mercantile Exchange prices for natural gas contacts originating from Henry Hub.  Henry Hub is a pipeline hub in Louisiana and is the reference delivery point for all U.S. natural gas futures contracts.  Click here to view the real time pricing for natural gas on the NYMEX.  Trading starts at 10AM weekdays.

ELECTRICITY:  In 2002, Oakland University entered into a two year contract to purchase electricity under our State's Electric Choice program.  The University saved approximately $500,000 in FY03 and $380,000 in FY04 on the program.  The situation is nearly identical to the natural gas purchasing program.  An alternative electrical supplier delivers our required electricity to our local distribution company (Detroit Edison), who then delivers it to our switchgear at the south substation.  The contract has been completed, and we are monitoring market conditions and regulatory issues to see if a second contract will be favorable.  Click here for more information from the State on Electric Choice. 

WATER:  The west campus receives its domestic water supply from the City of Auburn Hills via three meters.  Our campus water piping connects all three supply mains together, forming redundant paths of delivery.  The east campus receives its water from the City of Rochester Hills.

Individually Metered Buildings:  Numerous smaller buildings on the east and west campuses are individually metered for gas, electricity, and water directly from the Consumers Power, Detroit Edison, and Rochester Hills.  The cost of these individually metered locations is approximately 1% of our annual utility purchases.  Several of the east campus auxiliary units purchase their own gas and power. 

Auxiliary Department Utility Charges

Auxiliary Department Utility Charges

Calculated by Oakland University, Energy Management
Oakland University Facilities Management purchases utilities from Detroit Edison, Consumers Energy, Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, and other various suppliers. All but a few campus buildings are submetered so that utility usage is know building by building. Where a department occupies only a portion of a building, an estimate is made on percentage of square footage basis.

Below is an overview of the utilities supplied by Facilities Management to the various Auxiliary Departments. Others are paid for directly by the individual auxiliary department.

Auxiliary Department Served

Electric

Heating Water

Natural Gas

Domestic Water

Sewer

Golf & Learning pro shop & cart building

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Graham Health Care Center

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MB Theater

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MB Hall

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MB Music Festival

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Oakland Center

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OU INC

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Parking Structure

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Recreation Department

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University Housing

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Fiscal Year Auxiliary CostsFY2008 FY2009 FY2010FY2011FY2012
Graham Health Care Center - Total Cost * $6,000 $5,500 $5,500 $5,500$5,200
Housing Department - Total CostsYear EndYear EndYear_EndYear EndEstimate
MB Theater - Total Costs *$51,000$50,000 $50,000 $48,000$46,000
Oakland Center - Total Costs Year End Year EndYear_EndYear EndEstimate
Parking Structure - Electrical $28,000 $28,000 $28,000 $30,000$30,000
Recreation Department - Total Costs Year End Year End Year_End Year EndEstimate
      

* For GHC and MBT, costs are 50% Heating and 50% Electrical

 

 

 
Calendar Year Auxiliary Costs (annual)Calendar
2008
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2009
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2010
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2011
Golf & Learning Electrical (pro shop & cart bldg)$10,000$10,000 $10,000$10,000
Golf & Learning Water (pro shop & cart bldg)$4,000$4,000$4,000$4,000
MB Hall Electric$43,000$43,000$43,000$43,000
MB Hall Water$4,000$4,000$4,000$4,000
OU Incubator Electric$16,716$16,000$16,000$15,000
OU Incubator Gas$25,848$26,000$26,000$25,000
OU Incubator Water $5,369$4,000 $4,000 $4,000
OU Incubator Sewer$3,375$4,000$4,000$4,000
MB Music Festival Water    
     

Rate Sheets

FY2006, FY2007, FY2008, FY2009, FY2010, FY2011, FY2012

please direct questions to Jim Leidel, Energy Manager