Purdue University Fort Wayne Indiana

PFW Energy Master Plan


Contract Total


Energy Use Reduction


Annual Utility Savings

Project Description

Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW) selected Performance Services to develop an Energy Master Plan for their 17-campus buildings. Laying out both the short and long term opportunities, this campus-wide strategy showed how PFW could significantly reduce energy usage. It also mapped out the potential for renewable energy solutions where they made sense for the campus.

The Energy Master Plan became the foundation for a Qualified Energy Savings (QES) project. Performance Services also worked closely with the utility, AEP, and PFW to secure $110,000 in utility incentives that went directly to the university.


  • Chiller water plant optimization
  • HVAC control system upgrade and conversion to variable air flow
  • Heat recovery system
  • Demand-based ventilation control
  • Lighting retrofits and occupancy controls
  • Converted campus Building Automation System (BAS) to open platform
  • Irrigation water control
Your team has been among the best that I have had the pleasure to work with. I was extremely impressed with their problem-solving abilities and especially their communication skills. When a problem arose, they listened to us and worked through our concerns to arrive at a timely and satisfactory solution. They overcame many existing issues, as well as uncovered and solved several complicated controls engineering problems, some of which had been ongoing for several years. This is not the way all projects work and this has been so refreshing.
Gregory Justice
Assistant Director of Facilities, Planning, Construction, and Sustainability, Purdue University Fort Wayne