Lucid Partners with Seattle 2030 District to Dramatically Reduce Commercial Building Energy Usage in Downtown Seattle
Lucid, the pioneer provider of real-time energy monitoring and display systems for buildings, announced a partnership with the Seattle 2030 District to provide energy and water monitoring for commercial buildings in Downtown Seattle. Lucid’s Building Dashboard® will empower managers and tenants to track performance and conserve resources.
This marks the first time that a group of commercial buildings has voluntarily shared energy, water and transportation data with the public. A Downtown Seattle Building Dashboard® will serve as the central platform for tracking, aggregating and displaying building performance. By centrally tracking and communicating performance data, members are able to benchmark themselves against other participating buildings, as well as typical buildings, and use this information to evaluate progress toward reduction targets. In addition to measuring performance at the District level, Lucid will be monitoring and tracking performance for each participating building and organization through Building Dashboard.
“It’s critically important that we develop a community of buildings, owners and managers that are striving for a common goal, and leveraging actual performance data to challenge themselves to find creative ways to reduce the impact of these buildings,” said Brian Geller, executive director for the Seattle 2030 District.
“District members can use Building Dashboard to motivate their building managers to reduce consumption through management and facility improvements, and engage building tenants in making behavior changes that will reduce consumption further," said Lucid CEO, Michael Murray.
As of January 2012, Seattle 2030 District members have shared energy and water data for 64 individual properties, comprising more than 21 million square feet of real estate. This portfolio represents nearly 25 percent of the entire square footage of the Seattle 2030 District area. Based on actual performance data from these buildings, the founding members are performing roughly 26 percent better than the national average for similar buildings. As a whole, the 64 buildings have helped to reduce the energy consumption of the entire 2030 District area by approximately 5.6 percent.
Progress toward reduction targets are continually updated on the Seattle 2030 District's Building Dashboard®:http://www.buildingdashboard.net/seattle2030district
About Seattle 2030 District
The Seattle 2030 District is an interdisciplinary public-private collaborative creating a groundbreaking, high-performance building district in downtown Seattle. With the Architecture 2030 Challenge for Planning providing our performance goals, we seek to develop realistic, measurable, and innovative strategies to assist district property owners, managers, and tenants in meeting aggressive goals that reduce environmental impacts of facility construction and operations. The Seattle 2030 District is a replicable model with tools and resources available for supporting similar efforts in other cities across the US, and is a member of President Obama's Better Buildings Challenge. To learn more about the Seattle 2030 District or sign up to become a member, visit the District website at http://2030districts.org/seattle.
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