06/27/2014

Winning Results from the National Building Competition

Elementary school reduces energy by 45%

 

Buildings were judged on their percentage-based reduction in weather-normalized source EUI.
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EPA once again hosted the 2013 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. More than 3,000 buildings across 25 types of properties battled the scale and each other as they competed to find out who would become the nation’s biggest energy loser.

All competitors tracked their monthly energy consumption using the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Nearly 50 buildings demonstrated energy use reductions of 20% or greater. Altogether, competitors saved a total of more than 900 million kBtus of energy and an estimated $20 million on utility bills.

Claiborne Elementary School in Baton Rouge, LA, emerged victorious by cutting its energy use by more than 45% in one year – an estimated cost savings of $114,499. Managing and scheduling the HVAC and lighting systems was a key strategy that was controlled by BAS and scheduling software.

Other measures included:

  • Setting back cooling, heating, and lighting levels when rooms are unoccupied
  • Determining how many chillers and hot water boilers are needed to meet temperature and humidity needs
  • Automatically adjusting the amount of fresh air brought into the building to meet the occupancy and ventilation requirements during any given part of the day.

The school prevented the release of 488 MtCO2e (million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent) of greenhouse gas emissions and achieved an ending EUI of 129 kBtu per square foot.

 


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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.
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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.

Yaskawa drives offer quality performance for air handlers and cooling towers on the roof to secondary chilled water pumps in the basement

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

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.


 
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