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Northern Lights is a 64-unit property for seniors and persons with disabilities funded and operating under the HUD Section 202 Supportive Housing Program for the Elderly. AHEAD is retrofitting the property and expects to achieve 30% energy savings.
EAH Housing leveraged Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and other funding to finance comprehensive energy- and water-efficiency retrofits at Los Robles, in Union City, California. As a result, EAH Housing reduced energy consumption by 20% and achieved $68,000 in energy cost savings.
Darigold, one of the largest U.S. dairy cooperatives, requested a Better Plants In-Plant training (INPLT) to explore improvements and to educate its team, including personnel from other plants, on evaluating compressed air systems; this led to thousands of dollars in savings.
Greenvale Place, a five-building, two-story apartment development in Minnesota, participated in the Multi-Family Energy Efficiency Program. A full energy audit identified a variety of projects and property management suggestions to reduce the property's utility consumption.
Because Tampa Housing Authority pays 100% of the utility costs at J. L. Young Gardens, it has substantial incentives to encourage energy and water conservation. Modernization of units and energy efficiency upgrades increased energy and water efficiency, reduced costs to Tampa Housing Authority, and benefited residents.
Built in 1940, The Anne M. Lynch Homes at Old Colony public housing development in South Boston was the Boston Housing Authority’s (BHA) largest property, and one of the most distressed with aging infrastructure and high energy consumption. After years of collaboration with residents, BHA hired Beacon Communities to redevelop portions of the site.
DOE recognized Four Seasons Produce Inc. as the first U.S. 50001 Ready facility, for implementing a continuous improvement-based energy management system at its fruit-and-vegetable refrigerated warehouse facility in Ephrata, Pennsylvania.
OWASA renovated the aeration and mixing systems at its wastewater treatment plant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, saving an estimated 30% on electricity consumption.
The Venetian, The Palazzo, and Sands Expo are a combined property and metered as a single campus, making this site an ideal target for energy efficiency upgrades and improvements. Las Vegas Sands Corp. identified a number of energy and water efficiency upgrades for its large campus that have already resulted in 22% energy savings.
Due to the location and student-centric focus, the Student Pavilion was selected to become the first Net Zero Energy building at ASU. The pavilion is expected to achieve 52% energy savings and provides an opportunity to demonstrate and teach Net Zero Energy and Zero Waste practices.
The Babbio Center at Stevens Institute Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ underwent energy efficiency upgrades through retro-commissioning. Primary energy efficiency measures included a chiller replacement, condesning boiler udpate, and variable speed pumping which are expected to result in 20% energy savings.
Bentley Mills implemented a project to upgrade the control system at its Los Angeles facility for one of its largest natural gas-fired boilers, yielding an annual energy and energy cost savings of 11,000 MMBtu/year and $53,000.
The King County Airport Terminal project is a deep energy retrofit that shows 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.
UW Health saw an opportunity to curb University Hospital’s energy intensity through retro-commissioning after a successful project on their largest outpatient clinic yielded a 1-year payback, a 27% reduction in energy, and over $2 million in cost savings.
Through a mix of equipment replacement, process changes, and employee education and engagement, Shari’s Café & Pies was able to realize 28% energy savings and 43% water savings at this Lynnwood, WA restaurant, making it a model for many of the other, older restaurants that comprise the bulk of Shari’s overall portfolio.
Portland Public Schools implemented upgrades to the HVAC, controls, and lighting systems at its Marysville Elementary School; the district expects to realize an annual energy savings of 48% and annual cost savings of $22,000.
King County Housing Authority (KCHA) staff conducted energy audits at Cascade Apartments and made multiple energy efficiency improvements to the building's HVAC, envelope, and lighting along with water efficiency improvements that resulted in 21% energy savings.
Foundation Communities used a grant to implement comprehensive energy- and water-efficient upgrades at Trails at the Park, an affordable housing property in Austin, Texas. The project achieved 15% energy savings and 16% water savings.
Anne Arundel County Public Schools conducted lighting upgrades, energy management equipment and water efficient fixtures for an energy savings of 18% and cost savings of over $33,000.
Timbercroft Apartments is an affordable and townhouse and apartment development located in Owings Mills, Maryland. The property recently completed major renovations and expects to show 20 percent energy savings.
The Francis Cabot Lowell Mill I & II is a 258-unit elderly/disabled residential apartment complex housed in what was the first fully-automated mill building in the country. The property recently underwent an energy efficient retrofit, expected to achieve 15% energy savings.
Optimization of a chilled water system increased efficiency and reduced operating costs at GM's Spring Hill, Tennessee, manufacturing site. GM intends to apply lessons learned at Spring Hill for future project installations and modernizations.
While pursuing ISO 50001 certification for Nissan’s vehicle assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi, Nissan’s Energy team identified the plant's chilled water system as a Significant Energy Use and made six major upgrades to the system. The $700,000 project provided energy savings within its first year.
By requiring customers to utilize hot aisle containment and by installing variable and efficient infrastructure, Sabey was able to achieve Energy Star certification for this data center with a perfect score of 100, and a 57% reduction in energy use.
Schneider Electric sought a 30-50% reduction in data center operations costs attributed to energy consumption, so it consolidated one primary legacy data center and multiple distributed data centers into a modern facility that offered greater reliability and energy efficiency.
Saunders Hotel Group achieved 21% energy savings at the Comfort Inn and Suites Boston by installing a new cost-effective cogeneration unit and implementing other ECMs throughout the hotel, contributing to Saunders' corporate sustainability initiatives.
Anthem implemented a landscaping redesign plan to reduce water demand and create a more resilient environment at the 21555 Oxnard Street campus in Woodland Hills, CA, which reduced its water demand by 46% annually.
Comau's Novi, MI facility was recognized by DOE as the first facility under a corporate ISO 50001 certification to achieve 50001 Ready in September 2017.
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, saving 21% in energy use.
Nissan North America leveraged 50001 Ready at its three U.S.-based facilities to train new staff and help suppliers establish a cost-effective energy management system to expand savings.
LED lighting retrofits to both court and back of house lighting plus comprehensive HVAC upgrades helped reduce energy use at the first LEED Gold certified NBA facility and achieve nearly $1 million in energy cost savings.
Energy efficiency improvements implemented at the Restaurant Support Center - the headquarters for The Wendy's Company - include LED lighting upgrades, chiller replacements, and retro-commissioning which have led to 32% energy savings.
LBA Realty completed an ambitious redevelopment project that includes multiple energy-efficiency measures such as upgrades to the building’s central plant and installation of a 1.3-MW intelligent energy storage system, along with enhancements to building entries, landscaping, common areas, and on-site amenities.
C.F. Martin retrofitted the HVAC system at its Nazareth, Pennsylvania guitar manufacturing facility, after determining that maintenance and operation costs of the older system were unsustainable. As a result, the facility achieved 38% energy savings and $500,000 cost savings.
Schochet Companies implemented efficiency upgrades at Shepherd Park Apartments in Hartford, Connecticut, including boiler upgrades, replacement of hot water circulation pumps, unit air sealing, lighting upgrades, and water conservation measures. It also received over $170,000 through a local utility incentive program.
Located on the main campus of Penn State University, the Computer Building is a 2-story computer facility and data center with a partial penthouse and basement. It was selected for energy upgrades due to the known potential savings within the facility, achieving 20% energy savings and over $200,000 in energy costs.
Jamestown executed a modest capital improvement plan at 799 Market Street which included improvements to increase energy and water efficiency in the building, such as a boiler replacement and upgrades to the chiller and building management system. Energy savings reached 26% and $62,000.
Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) in Massachusetts partnered with Peabody and the state's Low-Income Energy Affordability Network (LEAN) to upgrade the boilers, lighting, and irrigation, achieving 18% energy savings.
ArcelorMittal’s integrated steel manufacturing plant in Cleveland, Ohio, re-attested to 50001 Ready one year after it first earned 50001 Ready recognition, helping the plant further improve energy performance, reduce production costs, and increase competitiveness.
Bayview Towers is a 200-unit affordable apartment complex in Stamford, CT. Significant renovations by The NHP Foundation included a comprehensive boiler upgrade and an expected 25% in energy savings.
Wesley Living in Memphis used energy improvements and energy-efficient products to yield 40% in energy savings when renovating St. Peter Manor, built in the 1800s as an orphanage and now a 10-story retirement community with 283 apartments.
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) used three local rebate programs to implement wide-ranging energy efficiency projects at Alexander Residence in San Francisco's Tenderloin district. The rebates covered 98% of the retrofit costs.
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, showing 32% energy savings.
With the help of a HUD RAD conversion, Court Tower Apartments in downtown Newark, New Jersey, funded an $8 million rehabilitation project that included numerous energy efficiency upgrades for 30% energy savings.
The City of Grand Rapids Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) in Michigan incorporated sensors and software as part of a major project to allow WRRF staff to monitor and control operations in real time and manage energy efficiency.
Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (CSNDC) reduced energy use by nearly 20% after implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades at Washington Columbia #1 an #2, adjacent affordable housing properties in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
Neenah Inc. achieved 1.6 million kWh/year of electricity savings after implementing an energy management system that helped the mill increase its production efficiency, accelerate machine speeds, and save on raw materials.
The Helen Bernstein High School is a high performance-designed facility which was selected to undergo an energy efficiency upgrade that is expected to result in an energy savings of 28 percent and a cost savings of $137,000 annually.
Atlantic Gardens, built in 1948, consists of 108 apartments occupied primarily by families making below 60 percent of the area median income, recently underwent a renovation that yielded 28% energy savings and 19% water savings.
REACH Community Development Corporation partnered with MPower to invest $280,000 in upgrades at its Westshore Apartments property including LED lighting, occupancy sensors, and improved insulation, achieving 14% annual energy savings.