"Whether you are running a grocery store, a school, or an office building, getting the most out of your energy dollars -- while reducing your carbon footprint -- just makes sense," said EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson.
To earn the ENERGY STAR, Erdman incorporated the following design and operations features:
-- High Performance Building enclosure: solar reflective roof membrane; foam insulated wall assembly; high performing thermal and solar transmittance glazing systems; automated solar blinds
-- Lighting: All lighting is on occupancy sensors including task lighting. Daylighting controls also used on majority of lighting. Highly efficient site lighting with individual daylight sensors.
-- Energy recovery used to capture and reuse 80% of the energy from the building exhaust air; premium efficient motors and variable speed drives; traction elevators
-- High efficient condensing boilers using low temperature hot water for space heating
-- Extensive data monitoring and real-time energy use displayed on staff desktop
-- Electrical Demand limiting control sequences
EPA's national energy performance rating system provides a 1-100 scale
that helps organizations assess how efficiently their buildings use energy
relative to similar buildings nationwide. A building that scores a rating of
75 or higher is eligible for the ENERGY STAR. Commercial buildings that can
earn the ENERGY STAR include offices, bank branches, financial centers, retail
stores, courthouses, hospitals, hotels, K-12 schools, medical offices,
|SOURCE Cogdell Spencer Inc.|
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