TM02 - All in on Energy Efficiency

Monday, November 12 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM | Tour Meet Desk « Back

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Energy efficiency is needed across all sectors. This tour looks at deep energy retrofits for existing buildings of three building types: healthcare, higher education and large commercial office each with its own set of challenges and opportunities. It will focus on making the case for energy efficiency when allocating capital investment. The School of the Art Institute underwent an energy efficiency program of its Columbus Drive Building which is a Walter Netsch designed 142,000 sq. ft iconic building. The project has targeted 30% energy reduction through HVAC energy efficiency measures. The Aon Center is the third tallest building in Chicago and is over 3 million square feet with 8,000 occupants. The engineering team has worked to improve the energy efficiency by 18% over the past seven years through the pyritization of energy efficiency upgrades resulting in an Energy Star score of 87. Illinois Masonic Medical Center’s chiller plant upgrade has resulted in annual energy savings of over $100,000 per year and was able to leverage local utility incentive programs. The energy upgrades have helped in achieving both LEED and Energy Star certification.

Learning Objectives:

Identify opportunities to leverage utility incentive programs to help finance energy efficiency projects

Evaluate sustainability goals versus operational impact of existing buildings.

Explain how technologies such as wireless lighting and catalytic air cleaners function.

Discuss how an energy audit can be beneficial to an existing building.

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Event Type: Tour > Session