Nonprofit

Hopelink Redmond Integrated Services Center

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Client/Architect: Third Place Design Cooperative
Project Size: 28,000 sf

Services

  • Informing Design
  • LEED-NC Energy Modeling

360 Analytics was engaged by the design team to provide energy modeling services to inform HVAC system selection and LEED-NC energy modeling.  During the design development phase, the study focused heavily on comparing two HVAC system options: 1) Packaged variable air volume (VAV) versus 2) a high-efficiency variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system with dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS).  Because this analysis occurred early in design, 360 Analytics worked closely with members across the project team including design professionals, contractors, and subs to ensure the systems and performance modeled closely represented a fully designed system.  The analysis illustrated the significant energy/maintenance savings, CO2 emission reductions, and additional LEED points, while a simple financial model revealed an acceptable payback period.

Lokahi Apartments

Photo Credit:  Lokahi Apartments

Photo Credit: Lokahi Apartments

Client: Vitus Group
Project Size: 208,000 sf (18 Buildings)

Services

  • Utility Bill Analysis
  • PV and Solar Thermal Modeling

On the sunny side of Hawaii’s big island is Lokahi Apartments, a new cluster of 18 - 3 story walk-up buildings built in 2010.  The buildings include large solar PV and water heating systems, designed with the intent of offsetting all the common area electricity and dwelling unit hot water heating needs with the renewable power of the sun.  Modeling of renewable energy systems was not completed during the design phase, so it was unknown if the systems were performing above or below their anticipated capacity.  360 developed hourly simulations of the each of the relevant building systems and loads for each of the three prototypical buildings located at the site, and compared the models to the actual building utility bills.  The analysis resulted in a detailed list of recommended maintenance, controls, and efficiency measures for the owner to implement.

North Country SPCA

Photo Credit: North Country SPCA

Photo Credit: North Country SPCA

Client: ARQ Architects
Architect: ARQ Architects
Project Size: 5,000 sf

Services

  • Efficiency Measure Analysis

The North Country SPCA is a high performance animal shelter for homeless animals in Essex County, New York.  High ventilation rates are critical to the health and happiness of building occupants, human and animal alike, but present a unique challenge in the extreme New York climate.  High efficiency heat recovery ventilators, radiant floor heating, efficient lighting and solar hot water heating all contribute to this highly efficient animal shelter.

Lyon Building

Sector: Non-Profit
Client: Downtown Emergency Services Center (DESC)
Project: 67,000 sf

Services

  • Utility Bill Analysis
  • Benchmarking
  • On-site Performance Assessment
  • Informing Design
  • Efficiency Measure Analysis

The Lyon Building is a historic landmark, as well as a hub for housing and community services in downtown Seattle. The building includes two stories of office and clinic space for the DESC organization, as well as common space and 64 apartments for formerly homeless men and women affected by HIV/AIDS, mental illness, and addiction.

360 Analytics worked closely with the contracting team to identify and analyze a range of energy and water efficiency measures that could be incorporated during a major renovation. By analyzing utility bills, 360 illustrated to the owner and design team where resource costs were being expended. From there, using past experience and information gleaned form site surveys, packages of good, better, and best retrofit improvements were developed. 360 modeled the costs savings for each measure, and when combined with the contractor’s cost estimating, the design team was able to make informed recommendations to the owner. Major renovations were completed in 2016.

Safford Memorial Shelter

Client: WSP Flack and Kurtz
Architect: ARQ Architects
Project Size: 4,700 sf

Services

  • Informing Design
  • LEED-NC Energy Modeling

The Safford Memorial Shelter is a major renovation and addition to create a comfortable high-performance animal shelter for the Animal Rescue League of Boston. Integrating energy modeling early into the design phase allowed the design team to identify measures with the highest energy impacts. A number of technologies were investigated including ground source heat pumps, radiant-floor heating, solar-assisted hot water, energy recovery, natural ventilation, and tempered dedicated outside air.