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DWS's 1800 K Street is a 224,865-square-foot mixed-use office and retail building originally constructed in 1969. In 2011, DWS commenced a building repositioning project with an emphasis on energy efficiency, air quality, and tenant comfort.
To preserve both the affordability and the structure, improvements to the building shell and fenestrations, as well as modernizing the HVAC and lighting were needed.
Castle Square Apartments, located in Boston’s South End, is one of the most critical affordable housing resources in the Boston metro area. WinnCompanies conducted a deep energy retrofit on the property. The result is a building that requires less than half of the energy previously needed to heat and cool the apartments.
1300 East Rochelle is a Sprint-owned and CBRE-managed general business use office building located in Irving, TX that significantly reduced energy use by installing high efficiency chillers, adding economizers and demand control ventilation, and upgrading lighting.
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center leveraged its comprehensive in-house energy program and local utility provider to identify significant energy saving opportunities.
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.
A suite of heating and ventilation upgrades have complemented the building's conversion from fuel oil to natural gas, eliminating heating plant operational issues and improving occupant comfort.
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.
Eastman has hydrogen plants covering 118,000 square feet at its Kingsport, Tennessee facility that use high-pressure natural gas as a raw input to create hydrogen gas for polymer production.
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.
The 2014 water and energy retrofit project at NHT/Enterprise Preservation Corporation's Friendship Court boasts a 3-4 year payback.
Nuveen Real Estate identified no-cost/low-cost and capital measures to enhance building HVAC controls, perform water balancing for the HVAC system, install and adjust VFDs, and implement lighting retrofits. The projects reduced energy use by 32% and yielded an overall payback period of 2.7 year and an ROI of 37%.
Michigan State University (MSU) recognized the value of “tuning up” heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems and in 2009 started the process of retro-commissioning most major buildings on campus. Erickson Hall was the pilot project for this existing building commissioning (EB Cx) process at MSU.
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.
Built in the 1970s, Plumley Village was a prime candidate for energy efficiency upgrades. Beginning in 2013, a sweeping renovation targeted energy savings for heating equipment.
Rural Ulster Preservation Company undertakes the adaptive reuse of an abandoned historic mill and incorporates energy reduction strategies achieving a 43% savings.
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.
Arby's 1751 Howell Mill Road is a 3,200 square foot restaurant located in Atlanta, Georgia and is a flagship location demonstrating Arby's newest design and energy saving measures.
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 Los Angeles Aqueduct Filtration Plant (LAAFP) was completed in 1986 and has a treatment capacity of up to 600 million gallons of water per day. In the mid-2000s, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) began a comprehensive modernization of the LAAFP with a long-range program to upgrade and replace aging equipment.
The Franciscan Towers project includes damage repairs from a major 2011 fire, major building system upgrades, and a comprehensive green retrofit aimed at extending the life of the building and addressing the long-term needs of the tenants.
Spurred by a successful pilot project at its facility in West Virginia, Toyota implemented a comprehensive heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system upgrade at its Georgetown, Kentucky plant.
Cherry Hill is the largest public housing development in Baltimore, Maryland, and consists of 1,394 units configured as townhouses and garden apartments. This project supplied outbuildings with clear access to equipment, controls, and an enhanced building management system. The project fixed the capital intensive maintenance and Building Management Systems issues and provided residents with efficient and reliable heat.
The total cost of this data center retrofit was $750,000 ($342,000 for VSD equipment; $69,000 for VSD installation; $339,000 for Harmonic Transformers). The upgrades led to an annual energy savings of 4,363,000 kWh, and a reduction in the actual PUE of 1.71 to 1.59.
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 March 2015, Celanese successfully completed a $160 million boiler replacement project at this facility replacing coal-fired boilers with natural gas-fired boilers.
The historic New Orleans building, constructed in 1909, has been vacant since 2000; this energy efficient rehabilitation project, led by Green Coast Enterprises, ERG Enterprises, and the Crescent City Community Land Trust, will be the first of its kind for the property.
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).
The new mixed-income multifamily development is part of CMHA's larger multifaceted, catalytic Central Choice Transformation Plan that incorporates energy efficiency measures through design into housing.
Nuveen Real Estate and the Hines property team identified a series of no- and low-cost strategies, including updates to the EMS, an upgrade to direct digital controls, installation of VFDs, and a lighting retrofit to reduce energy consumption at this 835,000 square foot property by 35%.
By upgrading toilets and urinals, replacing aerators and adjusting the frequency of sidewalk cleanings, Nuveen Real Estate reduced water consumption by 36% at this property.
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.
Evergreen Public Schools implemented a series of HVAC upgrades that will annually save the school $24,000 and cut energy consumption by 36%.
The Jersey City Housing Authority installed a variety of energy efficiency measures at the Booker T. Washington Apartments, which annually saves $650,000 and 37% in energy use.
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%.
North Carolina was able to annually save $77,000 and reduce energy consumption by 12% by repairing and replacing various HVAC components at this NC State laboratory.
In 2013, GE Gas Power Systems initiated a project to upgrade 100 rooftop heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) units at its Greenville, South Carolina, gas turbine manufacturing facility.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located in Golden, Colorado, recently completed the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), a new 182,000-square-foot LEED Platinum research facility that includes high bay and laboratory space, office space for about 220 staff, and an ultra-efficient high performance computing (HPC) data center.
Located in Northern Virginia, this one Megawatt capacity data center was built in 2007 and is operated by an agency within the Department of Justice. The facility is embedded within an 81,000 foot building that also houses other functions such as offices and a print shop.
After its first year of operation, the Suncoast Credit Union's Bushnell service center delivered over 31 MWh to the grid and used 26 MWh, exceeding its expectations as a zero energy building.
The Quincy facility was designed as a raised floor data center with 40,000 square feet of whitespace, but currently only 20,000 square feet has been built out with server racks. Intuit undertook steps to reduce the energy intensity at the Quincy data center.
Harper Acres has 112 residential units spread among 15 buildings, constructed in 1985. Keene Housing took a multi-step approach to energy efficiency upgrades for this older property.
The City of Bemidji, located in the northwest corner of Minnesota, utilized a citywide Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to upgrade eight of the city’s buildings in addition to the wastewater treatment plant and streetlights.
The Health Professions and Athletics Center (HPAC) is home to Chesapeake College’s flagship health programs in nursing, radiologic science, emergency medical services, physical therapy, and surgical technology.
Energy efficiency measures included adjustments to set points and building system controls, repair to damaged sensors, de–lamping and cleaning of equipment, which is expected to result in an annual energy savings of 58% and $88,000 at the project's conclusion.
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.
Hazel Plaza was built in 1971 and renovated in 1992 after Capitol Hill Housing (CHH) acquired the property. CHH identified a set of upgrade projects in order to preserve the structure, better control energy costs, and improve tenant comfort and well-being.
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.