Mid-Rise, Multi-Tenant Office Building
Supporting LEED certification through energy engineering expertise
- The owner of a five-story, 112,000-square-foot, multi-tenant office building in California constructed in 1985 wanted to demonstrate a commitment to sustainability.
- The property manager, a well-known national firm, was charged with taking action to enhance the building’s sustainability credentials. They began applying for LEED Building Operation + Maintenance (O + M)Among the credits property management needed to earn to achieve LEED certification was Energy & Atmosphere (E&A) Credit 2.1, which calls for an ASHRAE Level II energy audit. They lacked the engineering expertise to perform this audit themselves.
- Property management engaged us to perform a comprehensive energy audit and related services in conjunction with their pursuit of LEED Building O + M certification.
- Following ASHRAE guidelines, we identified energy-saving opportunities at a range of price points, from no-cost/low-cost to capital investment. We recommended more in-depth study of the capital investment opportunities to fine-tune our technical recommendations and estimated cost and savings figures.
- Collaborating effectively with building engineers, we completed the requisite site visits and report development on schedule, meeting all ASHRAE and LEED criteria.
- Our engagement included support following the Green Building Certification Institute’s review of property management’s LEED submittals.
- The energy efficiency opportunities we uncovered will yield a projected 25% reduction in annual electricity cost, if the building owner chooses to implement all of them. Implementing just the low-cost, rapid-payback opportunities would generate immediate savings.
Service AreaEnergy Audits & Assessments
Commercial Real Estate