GLRPPR: Sector Resources: Documents: Real-Time Energy Management: A Case Study of Three Large Commercial Buildings in Washington, DC
 
Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable
Promoting Pollution Prevention Through Information Exchange
   
HOME
About Us
Blog
E-Mail This Page
Feedback
Membership
Resources
Calendar
Contacts
Funding Opps
Newsletter
News
Sector Resources
Topic Hubs™
Services
Conferences & Training
Webinars
Ask a Librarian
Mailing List

GLRPPR Sector Resource: Real-Time Energy Management: A Case Study of Three Large Commercial Buildings in Washington, DC

Title:
Real-Time Energy Management: A Case Study of Three Large Commercial Buildings in Washington, DC

Abstract:
This case study examines the energy management initiative implemented by The Tower Companies ("Tower"), in three large, multi-tenant office buildings it owns and operates in downtown Washington, D.C. The buildings are located at 1707 L Street NW, 1828 L Street NW, and 1909 K Street NW. Tower's initiative was designed to deliver to its buildings operations team better information about the energy use in each building to catch and correct operational stray, and to provide actionable recommendations to optimize energy use. This case study found that Tower's real-time energy management initiative achieved a 13.2 percent reduction in electricity use in the three buildings, showing that substantial gains are possible when building owners operate their buildings with attention devoted to reducing the amount of energy wasted. The project was highly profitable, with savings from reduced electricity use in the first year alone exceeding total project expenses by more than 60 percent. Additional savings are expected from reduced maintenance expenses, and savings are expected to be persistent beyond year one. The energy management initiative that produced these strong results focused on operational improvements -- measures that do not require construction, disruption to an occupied office building, or substantial capital investment. This case study provides building owners, tenants, efficiency programs, and others with a model of an energy management initiative with proven results.

URL:
http://www.nrdc.org/business/casestudies/files/tower-companies-case-study.pdf

Source:
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Resource Type:
Case study/success story

Date of Publication:
2013

Associated Sectors:

GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).

P2Rx

One East Hazelwood Drive; Champaign, IL; 61820; (800) 407-0261; glrppr@glrppr.org