Green Building Challenge 2015

The Green Building Challenge is a program of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the United States Green Building Council and the Cleveland 2030 District

A series of four educational events were presented throughout 2015 to educate building owners and operators on the benefits of green building practices.  Cleveland 2030 District provided guidance on creating an Energy Star Portfolio Manager account to measure progress.  The Green Building Challenge celebrates reductions in energy use compared to baseline in Northeast Ohio.  

Property owners, property managers and developers enter utility data in Portfolio Manager for measurement and verification of energy savings against performance baselines.  Energy Use Intensity scores were calculated and awards were presetned in several categories to those who have achieved significant savings.

The educational series was structured on the overall process of optimizing building energy performance: evaluating facility performance (ASSESS), setting goals and creating an action plan (TARGET), implementation of energy conservation measures (DELIVER), and measurement/verification of savings (MEASURE). 

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Green Building Challenge:

Greatest Reduction form Baseline EUI Through 2014:

Winner: United Way

Second Place: The Albert M. Higley Company

Third Place: Midtown Professional Building

Honorable Mention: K2M Design

Greatest Reduction from Baseline EUI Through 2015:

Winner: United Way

Second Place: The Albert M. Higley Company

Third Place: Midtown Professional Building

Honorable Mention: Cuyahoga Community College

Most Improved EUI 2014 to 2015:

Winner: Forest City Realty Trust Post Office Plaza

Second Place: Forest City Realty Trust Tower City

Third Place: United Way

Honorable Mention: Progressive Field

 

To read more about the 2015 Green Building Challenge, see the article in Properties Magazine, June 2016 edition.