A major convention center in San Francisco engaged Verdigris’ to obtain 1 LEED point under the Energy and Atmosphere category for the facility. A LEED certification is granted to a facility when it does well in these LEED categories (Site Selection, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovative Design) as measured by LEED points.

The conference center achieved these results using Verdigris’:

The facility successfully obtained a LEED point under EBOM-2009 EAc3.2: Performance Measurement – System-Level Metering

Through its real-time energy monitoring capabilities, Verdigris detected inefficiency in chiller sequencing saving over $50K

Summary

Using Verdigris’, the convention center obtained their LEED point. After monitoring, measurements identified annual avoidable consumption of 417,652 kWh. At average electricity costs of $0.12/kWh, this represents a potential savings of over $50K and a payback of 1.5 years. This pilot shows that even the most design conscious and energy efficient buildings still need and benefit from continuous commissioning provided by Verdigris’ solution.

“Verdigris' team is extremely knowledgeable, flexible, and accommodating. Their platform proved to be the ideal non-intrusive and low-cost metering solution needed for the Convention Center's LEED Certification Project.”
Art Hofman
Manager, Energy and Sustainability


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