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Capitol Hill Housing reduced energy use by more than 25% after identifying a set of energy efficiency upgrades to the HVAC, building envelope, domestic hot water equipment, and lighting at Hazel Plaza to preserve the structure, better control energy costs, and improve tenant comfort and well-being.
A 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, all of which brought 37% in energy savings and over $1.7 million savings in energy cost.
Shari’s energy team identified the Roseburg, OR restaurant as one of the top energy users in in the chain’s portfolio. A major remodeling was completed that brought 43% savings each in both energy and water.
United Technologies Corporation expanded and renovated its United Technologies Research Center facility in East Hartford, Connecticut, incorporating sustainable design features such as under carpet flat wire to provide electric power and data cabling to work stations, daylight harvesting with solar tubes and LED lighting controls.
Wendy’s location #2142 in Westerville, Ohio completed LED upgrades and replacements of coolers and freezers to save 25% in energy use.
The Orness Plaza, a 101-unit apartment building in Mankato, Minnesota, underwent a substantial renovation achieving a 25% energy reduction while improving occupant health, building durability, and water efficiency of the building's systems.
Leaders at Hillcrest Hospital prioritized energy conservation initiatives and projects through a centralized action plan with engagement across all departments, saving 23% in energy usage and nearly $530,000 annually.
Nissan installed an automated filtration system at its Smyrna, Tennessee, paint shop, which helped the plant cut water costs by about two-thirds.
The HARBEC water retention pond project supported the company's goal to be "water neutral," or eliminating the need to use municipally supplied water except for drinking and hand-washing. The retention pond enabled HARBEC to conserve over 830,000 gallons of water, without increasing energy consumption.
IHG has committed to reduce water use by 12% per occupied room in water stressed regions and to reduce carbon emissions by 12% per occupied room by 2017. The Holiday Inn Diamond Bar hotel was selected for a deeper-dive water conservation pilot because of the hotel’s location in a drought-affected area and the willingness of the hotel staff and employees to participate in the program.
The South Campus of the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is one of four campuses located throughout Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Upgrades to this large energy user saw an energy savings of 37% and a cost savings of $184,000.
LED and HVAC upgrades were implemented at the Wendy's in Mobile, Ala., which resulted in annual energy savings of 52%.
Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) reduced energy use by more than 50% after implementing plant optimization and expansion activities to comply with new regulatory limits and increase capacity. VVWRA recognized that certain project features would reduce future energy costs and eliminate natural gas purchases.
University of Utah performed HVAC and fume hood mechanical upgrades, combined with new sensor and control technologies to deliver an expected 44% energy savings and $456,000 in cost savings.
Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation houses classroom, office, studio, lab, and mechanical workshop space for UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering. The building is designed to exceed sustainability targets by using 90% less energy than the national median for university buildings.
Shorenstein Properties upgraded to Direct Digital Controls, modified setpoints, installed variable frequency drives and LEDs at a 735,000 square foot office building in San Francisco leading to over $600,000 in cost savings.
Discovery Elementary School opened in 2015 as one of the first Zero Energy schools on the east coast of the United States.
Volvo Group NA, in the process of implementing an Energy Management System as part of its participation in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Superior Energy Performance program, identified building HVAC as a Significant Energy Use at its Macungie, Pennsylvania, plant.
The Chattanooga Public Library was constructed in 1976, includes 108,500 square feet of conditioned space, and serves over 285,000 patrons annually. 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 with a 41% projected energy savings.
The Tower Companies updated systems at a 1960's era, Class C office building to improve energy performance by more than 20% and save more than $40,000 annually. projects included enhanced controls and VFDs on pumps.
Hackensack Meridian Health anticipates a 20% energy savings at the Medical Plaza ambulatory care facility due to a Building Automation System (BAS) upgrade, chiller plant optimization,campus-wide steam plant replacement, and strategical local utility partnership.
REI's distribution center in Goodyear, Arizona is a LEED® Platinum and zero energy facility featuring renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water efficiency solutions.
Loews on-premise laundry system uses an innovative filtration system that allows it to recycle 70-85% of all laundry water. This system is estimated to save the Santa Monica hotel over 4.3 million gallons of water a year. Other improvements related to energy were also completed, showing over $200,000 in savings.
Bullitt County Public Schools selected Mt. Washington Elementary School for upgrades to the HVAC system, lighting, and indoor air quality to reduce energy consumption and improve the learning environment for students. The project brought 32% in energy savings and $28,000 in cost savings.
Aurora Public Schools selected Vista Peak to undergo a 14-month recommissioning of the HVAC system to maximize energy savings potential. The project brought 20% energy savings and $54,000 in cost savings.
As part of an energy savings performance contract, Xenia Community Schools implemented an energy savings performance contract to upgrade Warner Middle School lighting and HVAC controls, showing 16% energy savings and over $27,000 in cost savings.
Cleveland Clinic's Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center implemented several low-cost and no-cost energy conservation measures to ensure the building met LEED Gold certification expected performance. The upgrades showed 36% energy savings and $246,000 in cost savings.
River Trails School District 26 implemented an upgrade of the HVAC controls at the middle school and retro-commissioned the building systems realizing a 27% annual energy savings and an $18,900 annual cost savings.
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% savings over the baseline), earning $22,000 in annual cost savings.
Ford's traditional process for applying paint to vehicles used approximately 860 kWh per vehicle. A new paint facility reduces the amount of energy required to apply paint finish by about 27%, or to less than 625 kWh per vehicle.
Supreme Sports Club is a 100,000-square-foot, 24-hour fitness facility in Columbia, Maryland, and is Columbia Association’s most energy intensive facility. Building renovations, lighting retrofits, and mechanical upgrades have been implemented that reduced overall energy consumption by 22%, savings over $96,000, all while improving member experience.
JCHE achieved nearly $60,000 in savings annually after completing multiple energy- and water-efficient upgrades at Ulin House, in Brighton, Massachusetts. Energy efficiency measures implemented include LED lighting, ENERGY STAR appliances, a cogeneration system, an energy management system, and new windows and insulation.
Parkway School District conducted a retro-commissioning study at Parkway West High School which achieved an annual energy savings of 27% and an annual cost savings of $98,600.
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 through upgrades to lighting, central plant, and window casings.
Golda Meir is a multifamily property that offers a supportive community for nearly 200 households of older adults, most who are low-to-moderate income. The property is undergoing energy- and water-efficient improvements as part of JCHE's larger portfolio-wide modernization effort.
New York City Housing Authority undertook a $2.2 million lighting, heating, and hot water modernization project, resulting in cost savings of more than $100,000 a year.
Gateway Management achieved 33% energy savings at Elk Valley Manor, a three-story apartment complex built in 1982. The comprehensive retrofit of the property included improvements to the HVAC units, building envelope, lighting, and water heating.
Homes for America achieved 27% energy savings at Leonard Apartments by implementing several energy- and water-efficient upgrades including LED lighting, high-efficiency wate heaters, programmable thermostats, and more.
Lennox International Inc. evaluated its leased and owned distribution warehouses to identify opportunities to use high efficiency LED lighting. This initiative resulted in $35,000 in annual energy savings for its Houston warehouse location.
Loews implemented energy projects at the Vanderbilt Hotel due to its significant savings potential and outdated facility equipment saving over $325,00 annually. The implemented energy conservation measures resulted in 22% energy savings through upgrades to the cooling system, domestic water system, elevator motors, and lighting.
HVAC and lighting upgrades to the Hall County, GA Courthouse Annex, plus the establishment of a regular maintenance program, showed 47% energy savings, $30,000 in cost savings, and improved building operations control.
Cascap Inc. partnered with the Community Development Corporation of Long Island to perform an energy- and water-efficiency upgrade at Harvard Place, a senior living facility originally built in the 1960s, and achieved 26% savings.
Comprehensive HVAC equipment, sensors, and controls upgrades at the University of the South's library in Sewanee, Tennessee lead to 34% energy savings, $32,000 in cost savings, and better humidity control for books and sensitive materials.
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. Projects included new heat pump systems, VFDs, controls, lighting, and more.
Los Angeles Unified School District retrofitted the Santee Education Complex with lighting and energy management measures which resulted in a 29% EUI reduction and a cost avoidance of $226,000.
Leveraging the partnership with Alabama Power, USA Medical Center implemented a variety of efficiency measures across the medical campus that benefited the bottom line, improved overall energy and water efficiency, and maintained or improved patient and staff comfort.
Hempstead Housing Authority received funding from the Community Development Corporation of Long Island (NY) to rehabilitate and increase the energy efficiency of Gladys Gardens, a 30-unit public housing family development built in 1972. The project achieved 40% energy savings.
Nike World Headquarters saw a 44% reduction in energy use and improved occupant comfort, productivity, and space utilization/density after implementing energy efficiency renovations.
The Hilton Austin Convention Center is a city-owned mixed-use complex consisting of a hotel, condominiums, and the Austin Chamber of Commerce. Hilton Austin implemented energy conservation measures in guestrooms, common areas, kitchens, and laundry facilities to achieve 31% energy savings.
75 Lyerly is a five-story concrete masonry building in North Houston, Texas. Houston Housing Authority (HHA) entered into an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) with Siemens that was financed based on a guaranteed 20% reduction in energy consumption over 15 years.