Energy & Atmosphere Credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance
Intent: To achieve increasing levels of energy performance to reduce environmental and economic impacts associated with excessive energy use.
Buildings are responsible for almost half (48%) of all energy consumed and greenhouse gases emitted annually.
Fossil fuels, such as coal and oil, are the most common source of energy used in buildings.
Extracting and consuming energy from fossil fuels causes many environmental impacts, including air and water pollution, land degradation, solid waste generation and greenhouse gas emissions.
Efficiency measures are an important strategy for managing the impacts of energy consumption.
9to5 Seating’s Strategy:
9to5 Seating has achieved a total building energy cost savings of 35%.
Strategies include high-efficiency packaged rooftop units, interior lighting power reductions, along with daylight and occupancy sensor controls, demand-controlled ventilation and fan power reductions.
Over & Above:
9to5 Seating’s factory floor uses only natural ventilation, strategic insulating technics, the harvesting of available daylight and light sensors to maintain comfortable working conditions, even during mid-summer months.