Bentall Kennedy (L – R: Kilowatt Cup, U.S. Bank Centre, Century Square)
For the third year, BOMA Seattle King County, Puget Sound utilities and NEEA's BetterBricks initiative challenged the real estate community to reduce energy, save costs and position commercial office buildings for the future.
Puget Sound's commercial buildings met the challenge head on. A total of 110 buildings participated in the Kilowatt Crackdown, totaling over 30 million square feet of office space. More importantly, these buildings took significant steps in reducing energy use and collectively saved 2.99 average megawatts of electricity and more than 51,000 therms of natural gas in 2011 alone - enough energy to power 2,280 homes for year. Combined energy savings represents more than $1.8 million in cost reductions.
The grand prize winner and recipient of the "Kilowatt Cup" is Bentall Kennedy. The Kilowatt Cup is awarded to a building, team or company demonstrating an outstanding accomplishment in all-around energy performance.
Kilowatt Crackdown recognized a total of 13 buildings for their outstanding efforts in two categories:
- Highest Performing Buildings: buildings demonstrating the highest ENERGY STAR rating in their building category.
- Most Improved Performance: buildings having achieved the greatest percentage of ENERGY STAR ratings over the previous two years in their building size category.
Kilowatt Crackdown partners and sponsors include BOMA Seattle King County, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s BetterBricks initiative, Puget Sound Energy, Seattle City Light,Tacoma Power and Snohomish PUD.
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Find more information at the Kilowatt Crackdown website