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Allegheny College's leveraged student-faculty research on the financial benefits of energy-saving options for campus construction and renovations to drive organizational buy-in for energy efficiency projects.
Briggs & Stratton Corporation is the world's largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Briggs & Stratton Products Group is North America's number one manufacturer of portable generators and pressure washers, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden and turf care. Its brands include Brute, Snapper, Simplicity, Ferris and Murray.
The Seattle 2030 District is a collaborative effort of more than 60 civic leaders including building owners and professionals, utilities, Architecture 2030, the City of Seattle, and King County, to become the first large scale, high performance building district in the country.
Through improved lighting systems, occupancy sensors, a 4.5-megawatt combined heat and power plant, solar, and building automation, this medical center reduced annual energy use by 25% and saves $324,00 annually.
Saint Thomas Hospital implemented a mix of low-cost behavior change measures and large-scale infrastructure projects to save more than $150,000 on energy costs annually.
By installing skylights, dimmable fluorescent lights, and submetering, this Las Vegas Best Buy reduced lighting energy use by 45%.
CommonWealth partners undertook comprehensive energy efficiency upgrades at this center, including lighting, a preventative maintenance program for HVAC, and a building automation system calibrated for peak efficiency. Altogether these measures save 17% energy annually.
Facing maintenance challenges due to the nearby coast's salty air, Forest City improved the efficiency of its chilled water circulation loop with new chillers, VFD retrofits, and refurbishment of air handling units, reaching 25% energy savings - nearly $600,000 saved annually.
Ascension dedicates an annual budget from their Facilities Infrastructure Pool for energy efficiency upgrades at its hospitals to overcome the “first-cost” hurdle or insufficient access to capital, resulting in energy and cost savings.
With limited capital funds for energy efficiency, Best Buy established a rolling portfolio-wide lighting retrofit program using maintenance funds, resulting in reduced energy, labor, and lighting replacement costs due to the increased efficiency and life of LEDs.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation ramped-up energy and water efficiency in operating rooms through employee engagement, targeted calls to action, and resource tracking resulting in heightened staff awareness and measurable savings.
Forest City created an Energy and Sustainability Group and developed energy action resources to gain approval from management resulting in an enterprise-wide coordination of energy management activities and strategic implementation of energy-efficiency projects
HEI developed an energy management tracking tool that analyzes key variables such as weather normalized utility consumption, and hotel occupancy alongside capital and operational energy efficiency initiatives to create more centralized information and evaluate opportunities for improvement.
Through a more efficient white TPO roof, LED spot lighting, replacement of the existing HVAC with high-efficiency units, and a new energy management system, this showroom achieves 44% annual energy and cost savings.
Hilton Columbus Downtown features a number of energy conservation measures (ECMs) including efficient lighting, a building automation system, and variable frequency drives. As a result, Hilton Worldwide saved 32% in annual energy consumption and $387,000 in annual energy costs.
Kohl’s Niles, OH retail store achieved 38% energy savings and $65,000 annual cost savings after implementing several energy reduction measures, including the replacement of Roof Top Units (RTUs), a lighting upgrade, and re-commissioning of control systems.
Through building envelope and insulation improvements, replacing duct systems, and ground source heat pump maintenance, this project achieved 38% annual energy savings for the housing community.
Macy's completed a retrofit of this department store to upgrade the original constant volume system, install dampers and LED lighting, and reprogram the energy management system in addition to continuous energy improvements. This work resulted in 30% energy savings and more than $220,000 saved per year.
Macy's implemented energy conservation measures including a new multi-stack chiller, LED lamps on the sales floor, variable frequency drives, and a high-efficiency roof. Altogether these upgrades save 43% energy annually.
To achieve a net-zero building, PNC Financial Services installed onsite solar power, an advanced building envelope and canopy system to keep out the Florida heat, an energy recovery system, efficiency appliances and fixtures, and light sensors and timers. The project achieved 44% annual energy savings.
Prologis worked with Johnson Controls, Inc. to identify a range of energy savings opportunities, including a comprehensive lighting upgrade, HVAC system re-commissioning, and a 200 kW net-metered rooftop solar array. This project saves 32% energy annually.
Shorenstein Properties identified several no- and low-cost energy conservation measures at this four-building office park including upgrading garage lighting, installing LEDs, and adding variable frequency drives, saving $150,000 in energy costs annually.
As part of Sprint's Network Vision Plan, efficiency upgrades at this Kansas City building included HVAC variable frequency drive upgrades, lighting management system and external LED lighting improvements, and DC rectifier upgrades with an expected 7% savings.
Through the Eco-Treasure Hunt program, Staples identified many energy and water conservation opportunities in the areas of lighting, battery chargers, conveyors, HVAC, associate bathrooms, lawn irrigation, and the energy management system. These upgrades achieve 32% annual cost savings.
Starbucks' Augusta plant includes many energy-saving technologies such as high-efficiency lighting and sensors, fans, gas furnaces, rooftop units, boilers, and pumps. Combined with efficiency measures like heat and water recovery, the facility saves nearly $9M annually in energy costs.
Through a real-time energy management program, a building management system and HVAC controls, and LED stairwell lighting, this commercial office building achieved 20% annual energy savings.
At this 12-story office building with first floor retail, a major replacement of the chiller plant, replcement of the building facade, upgraded lighting, and other energy conservation measures led to 36% annual energy savings.
Transwestern worked with building owner Metropolis at this 2-tower office property in Houston, Texas to identify and implement energy savings upgrades including rebuilding the cooling tower, installing new chillers, conducting a lighting retrofit, replacing the HVAC system, revamping the alarm system, and retooling the building access system, altogether resulting in 21% annual energy savings.
Walmart achieved a 37% reduction in source energy use intensity by implementing a series of lighting and space conditioning energy efficiency measures including 100% LED lighting, refrigerated case door testing, reclaimed heat, and efficiency chillers.