The Arlington Central Library is one of the County’s energy performance success stories. Since 2000, investments in lighting efficiency retrofits and energy management practices have reduced electricity use at the site by over 40%.
The city of Arvada constructed two new police stations with specific energy efficiency features; they are the city's first LEED-certified buildings.
By revitalizing the Boisfeuillet Jones - Atlanta Civic Center, the City of Atlanta had the opportunity to turn one of its biggest electricity consumers into an energy-efficient showcase facility.
The Beaverton City Library has the highest circulation of any public library in the state of Oregon. A variety of energy efficiency mechanisms were implemented at the Library, including a complete retro-commissioning of the lighting and heating controls.
Shedd Aquarium is one of the oldest and most respected aquariums in North America and is dedicated to conservation education, animal care, and conservation science and research.
Fire Station 1 serves as headquarters for the City of Cleveland’s Fire Division, which has a total of 27 stations in all.
The Alliance Center is a nonprofit multi-tenant office building historically housing over 35 tenants in a converted century-old warehouse. In June 2014, the Center completed a major renovation to upgrade its failing mechanical systems, mobilize tenant behavior and achieve greater cooperation in reducing unnecessary resource consumption.
Through a combination of competitive bidding, innovative design, advanced controls sequencing, and attention to hotel guest satisfaction considerations, the Hotel Monaco team compiled a comprehensive suite of impactful retrofit opportunities.
The City of El Paso initiated an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) in 2007. Building on the momentum of the first four phases of work, which included 44 building upgrades, including renewable energy installations, HVAC upgrades, lighting retrofits, and a facility management system, the El Paso International Airport (EPIA) was an obvious next step.
The Southside Service Center project was part of a larger $10.9M phase of an energy savings performance contract (ESPC), and was based on an energy assessment conducted by the City of Fort Worth's competitively-selected energy service company (ESCo.).
The City of Gillette leadership continues to strive to operate city facilities as efficiently as possible to demonstrate stewardship of tax resources.
The goals for this project were to reduce costs of energy use in the building, decrease the City’s environmental impact by using less energy, provide a healthy, aesthetically pleasing work environment for City employees, and maintain the historical integrity of the building.
The City of Hillsboro, Oregon, decided to renovate the Shute Park Library after an assessment identified the need to replace the entire roof, update the insulation, and replace the HVAC system. The project would also preserve the unique architectural and historic nature of the building.
The Rose Building made several facility upgardes utilizing the City of Houston's Energy Efficiency Incentive Program to offset 20% of the project costs, including labor and equipment.
The Jesse Jones Central Library is a six-story public library built in 1975 that is comprised of 230,000 sq. ft. of reading, meeting, office and historical records storage space.
Led by the Mayor’s Energy and Sustainability Task Force, the City of Knoxville undertook a comprehensive energy efficiency upgrade program targeting 99 City buildings, including the Knoxville Convention Center.
Advance Paper Box Company is currently undertaking a complete renovation of its plant buildings in South Los Angeles. The energy efficiency upgrades highlighted here will be the first phase of those renovations. Capital upgrades, including HVAC, new ductwork, a cool roof, and lighting are all a part of this phase.
The historic Los Angeles Central Library Goodhue building was constructed in 1926 and is a Downtown landmark. It is the largest library facility in the City and has been a target for energy upgrades since 2006 when it underwent comprehensive lighting retrofits.
Central Library has been designated a landmark by the Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2010, the Central Library took its first big step toward environmental sustainability with the addition of a 30,000 square foot green roof with a 30KW solar panel system.
The Berglund Center is an entertainment and convention center with a performing arts theater, coliseum, exhibit hall, special events center, and office space. The City of Roanoke, Virginia allocated $750,000 of bond proceeds to evaluate and retrofit/replace HVAC systems, lighting, and other capital repairs as needed. Cost savings are expected to exceed $180,000 annually.
The City of Seattle retained McKinstry’s Energy Services group to conduct a Directed Engineering Study of the EMP Museum, an iconic museum in downtown Seattle.
Spokane County, in partnership with the State of Washington Department of Enterprise Services, partnered with McKinstry Co. to develop a project to replace aging infrastructure and implement facility improvement measurers to drive energy and cost savings.
This 238 bed, 131,400 square foot skilled nursing facility provides services 24 hours per day, seven days per week to support the County’s rapidly growing geriatric population. Comprehensive facility improvements were needed to modernize the facility while continuing to provide services to its residents. Projects were implemented in three phases from 2010 through 2016.
The Sanford-Kimpton Building, housing the Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services Department, implemented energy conservation measures (ECMs) that had the potential to save the City money on utility costs but also to improve the comfort of employees and visitors to the Health department.
The Toledo-Lucas Port Authority used its Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) finance program to finance energy efficiency retrofits at its One Maritime Plaza building
The Public Works Energy Reduction Demonstration Project is a retrofit project that will improve the energy efficiency of the facility while increasing comfort for occupants.
The building underwent comprehensive energy improvements which include sealing the building envelope, upgrading the building automation system, installing four new high efficiency boilers, and utilizing variable frequency drives on HVAC units to allow greater control and synchronization. The building also houses 30 kW of solar panels on its roof.
In March 2012, Spokane County conducted an energy audit of the Community Services Building, a unique multiuse facility of administrative offices and meeting rooms, with inpatient residential and outpatient treatment programs for substance abuse prevention and treatment.
Placer County's Granlibakken Conference Center & Resort identified several cost effective efficiency measures to implement throughout the conference center and restaurant.The project was financed by mPOWER Placer through the Placer County Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program.
King County is expecting energy savings of 24% and annual cost savings of $107,000 by implementing a series of HVAC and lighting improvements to their aquatic center. While primarily targeting air quality improvements, solutions will also realize energy savings. Upgrades being implemented include heat recovery in the natatorium, a new condensing boiler, energy efficient interior and exterior lighting and a 100kW solar PV array.
The Central Library was selected to undergo improvements to its energy management system which was significantly outdated and inefficient. As a result of these efforts, the facility has realized an annual energy savings of 25% and annual cost savings of 11% in less than one year.
In line with the Orlando Mayor’s Greenworks Initiative and the necessity for renovation, the Facilities Management Division decided to retrofit Fire Station 5 to be more energy efficient.
This community center is one of the original projects identified for the City-Wide Energy Efficiency Initiative due to its higher energy use Intensity (EUI).
Clark County has cut annual energy costs by $1,700 and energy consumption by 37% at their new Fire Station 16.
In addition to normal library functions, the South Branch of the Chula Vista Library system provides child literacy programs, tutoring services, passport information, and serves as a County of San Diego Cool Zone for the community. This project included replacing the chillers, upgrading the fan controllers, and replacing the building automation controls.
West Palm Beach retrofitted 6,800 streetlights to more efficient LED and induction technologies, reducing energy use 54% and helping achieve both their Better Buildings Challenge goal and reduce municipal GHG emissions 11%.
On the Georgia Tech Research Institute campus, the TSRB building team implemented a continuous commissioning program in June 2011 to maintain optimum HVAC performance. TSRB reduced it's annual energy cost by 23.5% and water costs by 8.5% compared to baseline years, saving more than $123,000.
Constructed in 1965, the John Ferraro Building is an iconic office building that houses the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)
. This cross-functional effort leveraged energy and water efficiency improvements including lighting retrofits, green plumbing and toilet retrofits, fan system upgrades, and the installation of an energy efficient chiller.
The Chattanooga Public Library
was constructed in 1976, includes 108,500 square feet of conditioned space, and served over 285,000 patrons in FY2015. The city is executing a three-pronged approach to a major energy-efficiency and revitalization effort for the Library, including lighting, HVAC equipment, and digital control upgrades.
Arlington County’s Equipment Bureau replaced its HVAC system, performed an LED lighting upgrade, and installed lighting controls to reduce energy consumption. Since implementation, this project has saved nearly 2,500 MMBtu, (34 percent savings over the baseline), earning $22,000 in annual cost savings.
Placer County, CA has implemented an energy efficiency retrofit to the historic Auburn Courthouse to reduce energy costs and improve occupant comfort. These retrofits have resulted in 30% energy savings.
HVAC and lighting upgrades to the Hall County, GA Courthouse Annex, plus the establishment of a regular maintenance program, greatly increased energy performance and improved building operations control.
As part of an energy savings contract, the Skokie Courthouse in Cook County, IL adopted several energy conservation measures, and is expecting to save approximately 59% in both energy and water costs.
The King County Airport Terminal project is a deep energy retrofit focused on replacing the mechanical and lighting systems throughout the facility with state-of-the-art efficient technologies. This project highlights how a modern design approach to mechanical and lighting systems can dramatically reduce energy use, and how older and historic buildings can achieve deep energy reductions and exceed advanced energy code requirements.
Worcester, MA's heating and cooling RTUs in the Department of Inspectional Services were 20 years old and failing. Facing the inevitable cost of replacing non-functioning equipment, the city replaced all four RTUs with energy-efficient units.
LED lighting retrofits to both court and back of house lighting plus comprehensive HVAC upgrades are further reducing energy use at the first LEED Gold certified NBA facility.
Fault Detection and Diagnostics software performed continuous analysis of the HVAC system, which discovered some operating inefficiencies: simultaneous heating and cooling, over-ventilation of occupied space, and air handlers operating during unoccupied periods. The Facilities Department then developed energy conservation measures (ECMs), and conducted a retro-commissioning of the Public Safety Building.
The Sister Cities Municipal Parking Garage, constructed in 1990, is a 338,500 square foot parking structure with approximately 1,000 parking spaces. The garage serves the four corners area of downtown Rochester, including City Hall and Monroe County and federal buildings.
King County, WA has targeted their trails maintenance complex for zero energy via lighting and HVAC retrofits, plus a rooftop solar PV system.