06/28/2013

Harness the Success of Better Buildings Challenge Participants

The Department of Energy recently announced results

 

A 20% energy efficiency boost is the goal of the Better Buildings Challenge, a federal initiative encouraging energy-saving projects.

The Better Building Challenge is a measure taken by President Obama’s administration to make U.S. commercial and industrial buildings 20% more energy efficient by 2020.

In the first year of its implementation, more than 110 organizations have deployed energy saving projects at over 7,700 facilities. New data submitted by the Challenge partners shows that they have improved facility energy efficiency by over 2.5% per year on average compared to their baseline years, equal to about $58 million in annual savings.

So who are some of these organizations, what are they doing, and – most importantly – can you mirror their success? Some examples include:

  • Kohl’s: The department store has achieved a 7% reduction in energy intensity since its 2008 baseline years. Its showcase project store in Niles, OH, has achieved 20% reduction by replacing its rooftop HVAC unit, conducting a lighting upgrade, and recommissioning its energy control systems.
  • Legrand: The firm has committed to a 25% reduction across five plants and nine non-manufacturing facilities and has achieved a 29% reduction since its 2009 baseline year. As part of Legrand’s showcase project at its 100-year-old headquarters in West Hartford, CT, the company repairs leaks in the facility-wide compressed air system and added insulation to existing paint line ovens, which could result in over $120,000 in annual savings when combined with other measures.
  • Michigan State University: Since its baseline year in 2010, MSU has achieved 10% reduction by submetering as many building as possible and conducting a continuous auditing program of new or newly adjusted systems.

Implementing similar projects at your facility doesn’t require participation in the Better Building Challenge, but it could be a worthwhile first step in greening your operations for a long time to come.

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

Add highly responsive multi-zone comfort to any building project, in any climate. Our CITY MULTI H2i R2- and Y-Series VRF systems give you flexibility to fit the needs of any building. Enjoy 100% heating capacity at 0°F outdoor ambient, and 85% heating capacity at -13°F outdoor ambient.  For more information, log on to www.mitsubishipro.com

 
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