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Sustainability Case StudyReducing Operating Costs with Low Cost Improvements

Transwestern Sustainability Services

Al Skodowski


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Internal goals -mandates starting to drive decisions

Cost reduction

Market Distinction

Legislation & Codes

CO2 – Water Issues

Green Leases

BOMA; Green Office Guide; etc.

Chief Sustainability Officers

Performance Contracting

Trends in Sustainability


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Transwestern Sustainability Services

  • Independent group within Transwestern

  • Focused on LEED certification of existing buildings

  • Skill sets are built around communicating with building managers and building engineers to provide and gather operational information and adopt green Standard Operating Procedure's


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The Projects

Average Cost for Silver = $0.12 - $0.15 per sqft

Average Cost for Gold = $0.15 - $0.23 per sqft


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Where do you start?

NOT LEED

  • Start with EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager

    • Easily identify how well a building or portfolio is performing compared to same store

    • Qualify how well a retrofit has performed versus designed savings estimate

    • Starting point for any USGBC – LEED for Existing Building Operations and Maintenance EB O & M) certification (now worth up to 15 points towards the 34 needed for EB certification

READY…SET…GREEN: Tenant-focused sustainability program offered nationwide at Transwestern managed properties

GREEN FACT: ENERGY STAR labeled air conditioning units use 20-40% less energy than standard systems. If all new homes were installed with ENERGY STAR units, we could save $100 million annually.


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249 kBtu/ft2-yr

75 Hours/week

20

249 kBtu/ft2-yr

55 Hours/week

15

Highest

Building Energy Use

Lowest

Energy Star Basics

Number of Buildings

Best

Performers

Worst

Performers

25

75

1

Benchmark

50

100


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100%

“Natural Degradation”

78%

Ongoing Commissioning Advantage

Time

60%

No Controls / Building NC Commissioning

Operational Benchmark

Unsupported degradation

Traditional Preventive Maintenance

Ongoing Commissioning Services

Retro commissioning

Total

Energy Dollars


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Park Place

  • Building STATISTICS

    • Energy Star ..Score: 88 (before 72)

    • Annual Water Savings: ..1,318000 Gals/year

    • Recycling Rate: ..of over 70%

    • Water Capture System net Storm Sewer Savings of ~$38,000 annually

    • Emissions Savings Upon Certification CO2: ..2,222,485 Pounds

    • Irrigation system uses no potable water

    • Total cost of $1,450,000

      • Green Roof ~ $600,000

  • Lease deal 11.5 years at $45.00


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Summary of Facilities

2 million square feet

* Most recent score


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Silver Certification

  • SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Operational changes - New “green” cleaning supplies, building recycling program, integrated pest management, and improve water efficiency.

  • Energy Management System

Annual Savings $24,000

$0.18 sqft Reduction

Investment ~$35,000


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Silver Certification

  • Motion Sensor installation

  • Investment: $58,057

  • Return:$9,842 annually

  • Payback:5.9 years

  • Water Treatment

  • Investment: $52,800

  • Return:$13,720 annually

  • Payback:3.8 years

  • Air Balancing

  • Investment: $6,000

  • Return:$11,700 annually

  • Payback:6.1 months

  • Commodes – Reduced Flow

  • Investment: $30,000

  • Return:$13,400 annually

  • Payback:2.24 years

  • Faucet Aerators

  • Investment: $215.00

  • Return:$3,935 annually

  • Payback:14.2 days

  • Variable Frequency Drives

  • Outside Air Fan VFDs

  • Investment: $50,000

  • Return:$17,482 annually

  • Payback:2.86 years

  • Lighting and Lighting Control

  • Investment:$15,000

  • Return:$40,000 annually

  • Payback:4.5 months

Investment ~$210,000

Annual Return ~ $103,000


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Silver Certification

Operating Expense Comparison


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Case Study: 1800 West Loop South

Utility Performance Evaluation

  • Significant increase in occupancy beginning Summer 2008

  • Utility rate increase in Summer 2008

  • 23% Decrease in consumption per occupied square foot Sep/Oct 2008 vs. 2007

  • Avoided costs of $38,000

Cost/KWh: $0.12

Cost/KWh: $0.15


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Where to Start - Summary


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Questions?

Allan Skodowski

Sr. Vice President & Managing Director

Transwestern Sustainability Services

611 N Broadway, Ste 101

Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 937-5023

Allan.skodowski@transwestern.net


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