Utility Incentives

Sun Tower

Client/Architect: Environmental Works
Project Size: 95,000 sf

Services

  • Utility Bill Analysis
  • Benchmarking
  • On-site Performance Assessment
  • Energy Metering
  • Model Calibration
  • Efficiency Measure Analysis

Sun Tower is a 200 unit, affordable senior living and assistance community located in the sunny heart of Washington State.  The developer and architect team, inspired by some of the work presented on the success of the Green Communities Project, engaged 360 Analytics to help identify and prioritize energy and water efficiency updates as part of a major renovation.  360 Analytics completed a site assessment, including a robust sampling of ventilation and water fixture flow rates.  Two years of energy, water, and solid waste utility bills were compiled, and degree-day regression models were developed to identify the heating, cooling, and base load energy flows.  Using the site measurements and energy monitoring data from past projects, the models were further refined to identify other end-use flows, such as elevators and hot water heating.  The analysis gave the owners and design team a better understanding how utility dollars were being spent, and is being used to prioritize retrofit funds. In addition, 360 Analytics design review led to identifying a suitable heat pump HVAC replacement option, available for a negligible additional cost over the electric resistance option.

 

Smith and Burns

Photo Credit: Sandeep Doddaballapur

Photo Credit: Sandeep Doddaballapur

Client: Mack Urban, LLC
Architect: Nicholson Kovalchick Architects
Project Size: 184,000 sf

Services

  • Informing Design
  • Seattle Energy Code Envelope Compliance
  • LEED for Homes - Midrise Energy Modeling
  • Utility Incentive Coordination

Smith and Burns is a new 150 unit mid-rise development in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. The project is targeting ‘Silver’ under the LEED for Homes Mid-Rise rating system. The project incorporates a range of energy and water efficient systems like the exclusively LED lighting design (integrated occupancy sensors in designated areas), variable refrigerant flow (VRF) split-type multi-zone system to condition the common areas on Level 1, the rooftop gas-fired make-up air (MUA) units have a variable flow drive (VFD) control to regulate the ventilation rate in the corridors, EnergyStar rated appliances, low-flow plumbing fixtures and, condensing domestic hot water heaters.

The Local 422

Client: InCity Properties.
Architect: Runberg Architecture Group
Project Size: 36,600 sf

Services

  • Informing Design
  • Seattle Energy Code Compliance
  • LEED for Homes - Midrise Energy Modeling
  • Utility Incentive Coordination

The The Local 422 (422 Summit Apartments) is a new 48 unit mid-rise development in the vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. The project has been certified ‘Gold’ under the LEED for Homes Mid-Rise rating system. The projects incorporate a range of energy and water efficient systems like efficient LED lighting in almost all common spaces, EnergyStar appliances, low-flow plumbing fixtures and, condensing domestic hot water heaters. The project seeks to promote sustainability through energy efficiency, increased urban density, alternative transportation options (walk score of 95) and, by allocating 20% of the available units as affordable, workforce housing.

Green Communities Project

Client: Bellingham/Whatcom County Housing Authority
Architect: RMC Architects
Project Size: Three building sites, totaling 260,000 sf

Services

  • Utility Bill Analysis
  • On-site Performance Assessment
  • Model Calibration
  • 90.1 Appendix G Energy Modeling
  • Measurement and Verification (M&V)
  • Utility Incentive Coordination

The Green Communities Project is a major renovation to three public housing authority-owned multi-family towers located in Bellingham, Washington. Funded by a $9.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)/American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus funding, the project’s stated goal is to “facilitate transformational energy efficiency and ‘green’ retrofits to substantively increase energy efficiency and environmental performance of public housing properties and thereby reduce energy costs, generate resident and PHA energy savings, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions attributable to energy consumption.”

For this project, 360 Analytics started with an in-depth evaluation of existing building performance, including regression analysis of historical utility data, physical building audits, and targeted short-term sub-metering to develop calibrated, baseline energy models. These models were leveraged to evaluate the impacts of individual energy conservation measures, as well as complete a 90.1-2004 Appendix G analysis to demonstrate grant compliance. Ongoing activities include development and execution of an IPMVP compliant measurement and verification protocol, continued analysis of utility meter and sub-metered energy use data and coordination of utility incentive applications.

UW Husky Stadium Renovation and Team Facilities

Client: Wright Runstad & Company
Architect: 360 Architecture
Project Size: 560,000 sf

Services

  • Informing Design
  • Seattle Energy Code Compliance
  • LEED-NC Energy Modeling

The University of Washington Husky Stadium Renovation and Team Facilities restores iconic Husky Stadium to one the finest college football venues in the country. In addition to new seating, suites, and other spectator amenities, state-of-the-art team operations and sports medicine facilities have been efficiently integrated into the renovation of the program.

Energy modeling was initially employed to evaluate compliance with the 2009 Seattle Energy Code via the Systems Analysis (RS-29) approach. This required close coordination with the design team, as well as proactive communication with code reviewers throughout the permitting process. The same detailed models were used to evaluate impacts of various envelope revisions, and ongoing work includes preparing ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Appendix G energy models to determine LEED-NC 2009 Energy and Atmosphere (EAc1) performance rating.