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    The Cleveland Browns’ $5 million, four-month renovation project vastly improves its Training and Administrative Complex in Berea, Ohio. The renovations are designed by the nationally recognized, integrated architecture, engineering, and technology design firm Westlake Reed Leskosky of Cleveland, Ohio, and recently recognized with an AIA Ohio 2014 Honor Award. The new workplace is a thoroughly modern space, respectful of the history and tradition of the Cleveland Browns yet forging a progressive identity for the team, via bold imagery, messaging, team branding and colors. Photography by Kevin G. Reeves.

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    Designed by HOK, the new Prebys Cardiovascular Institute in La Jolla, Calif., is conceived to be the region’s largest and most advanced center dedicated to cardiovascular care. Interior spaces support advanced medical treatment, patient care, research, clinical trials and graduate medical education. The seven-story, 167-bed hospital includes 59 intensive care beds, four operating rooms, two hybrid operating rooms, three cardiac catheterization labs and an electrophysiology lab connected to centralized research labs, and a center for graduate education. Stephen Whalen Photography

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The McMorrow Corporate Facilities Management Report presents news, information, feature articles, conferences, and products and services for commercial/corporate facility executives and administrators, property managers, and specifiers including architects, designers, and engineers charged with maintaining the workplace for optimal productivity, functionality, and retention of the workplace professional.

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The McMorrow Corporate Facilities Management Report presents news, information, feature articles, conferences, and products and services for commercial/corporate facility executives and administrators, property managers, and specifiers including architects, designers, and engineers charged with maintaining the workplace for optimal productivity, functionality, and retention of the workplace professional.

Interior Lighting Campaign saves $13.5 million in energy savings in the first year, sets new goal

 

LightingcampaignIn its first year, the Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC) upgraded 650,000 indoor lighting troffers for a total national energy savings of 1.3 trillion BTUs or the equivalent of $13.5 million in energy savings. The initial goal was just to replace 100,000 troffers. Participants are now working toward a goal of 1 million.

“The marketplace is seeing a rapid adoption of highly-efficient indoor lighting and green leasing practices, as the price of cutting edge technologies and the risk of creative market approaches continue to decline,” said Kathleen Hogan, DOE, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency. “This is exemplified by the increasing number of organizations partnering with DOE to adopt the next technology or novel market strategy – and through this, showing the will to push the limits and benefits of energy efficiency in commercial buildings.”

With support from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), there are now close to 50 participants, including CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc., Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Target, and T-Mobile, and 110 industry supporters. A full list of recognized organizations and 2016 ILC results-to-date are available here.

At a recent BOMA conference,  The Alliance to Save Energy highlighted 13 participants for their exemplary performance. Several leaders took home multiple awards:

Army Reserve – 9th Mission Support Command
  • Exemplary Federal Government Sector Site
Army Reserve – 99th Regional Support Command
  • Exemplary Federal Government Sector Site
Baylor Scott and White Health
  • Exemplary Healthcare Sector Site
CHRISTUS Health
  • Exemplary Healthcare Sector Site
CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.
  • Largest Number of Facility Projects
  • Highest Absolute Annual Savings for Troffer Lighting Retrofits – Small Project
  • Highest Percentage of Annual Savings for Troffer Lighting Retrofits – Small Project
Cleveland Clinic
  • Highest Absolute Annual Savings for Troffer Lighting Retrofits – Large Project
Northern Arizona University
  • Best Use of Lighting Controls in a Single Building
  • Exemplary Higher Education Sector Site
Sustainable Technologies
  • Highest Percentage of Annual Savings for Troffer Lighting Retrofits – Medium Project
Target
  • Highest Absolute Annual Savings for Troffer Lighting New Construction – Medium Project
  • Highest Absolute Annual Savings for Troffer Lighting New Construction – Large Project
  • Highest Percentage of Annual Savings for Troffer Lighting New Construction – Medium Project
  • Highest Percentage of Annual Savings for Troffer Lighting New Construction – Large Project
  • Largest Portfolio-wide Annual Absolute Energy Savings
T-Mobile
  • Highest Absolute Annual Savings for Troffer Lighting Retrofits – Medium Project
Tutera Real Estate
  • Exemplary Commercial Real Estate and Hospitality Sector Site
U.S. General Services Administration
  • Highest Absolute Annual Savings for Troffer Lighting Retrofits – Large Project
  • Highest Percentage of Annual Savings for Troffer Lighting Retrofits – Large Project
  • Best Use of Lighting Controls in a Single Building
U.S. Toy Co.
  • Exemplary Retail, Food Service, or Grocery Sector Site

 

The Green Lease Leaders Program

A joint effort by the Better Buildings Alliance and the Institute for Market Transformation, the Green Lease Leaders program, exemplifies how landlord-tenant cooperation on energy efficiency is no longer a niche practice. Green leases break down the barriers of traditional commercial leases, offering environmental and economic benefits for owners, and tenants alike. This year’s Green Lease Leaders achievements represent more than 375 million square feet of commercial floor space across the U.S. A full list of these leading organizations is available here.

On average, 20 percent of the energy U.S. buildings consume nationwide is by lighting. This represents a large opportunity for building owners and managers to cut energy waste and save money. It is estimated building owners or managers can save up to 60 percent in energy costs when replacing less efficient troffers with new ones, and up to 75 percent of lighting energy by adding controls such as dimmers, timers, and occupancy sensors. Regarding green leasing, savings can be as much as 22 percent, representing a $3 billion opportunity in annual cost savings across the U.S.

Through Better Buildings, DOE aims to make commercial, public, industrial, and residential buildings 20 percent more energy efficient over the next decade. This will help save billions of dollars on energy bills, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and creating thousands of jobs. The Better Buildings Alliance, through its various technology and market solutions teams and campaigns creates a peer-to-peer network, bringing together hundreds of public and private sector organizations, representing over 11 billion square feet of commercial real estate. In collaboration with DOE, these organizations share and replicate positive gains in energy efficiency and propel change and investment in energy efficiency.

For more information about the Interior Lighting Campaign or the Green Lease Leaders program, please visit the Better Buildings Alliance page.