203 North LaSalle – Chicago
M&J Wilkow, Ltd. engaged Cyclone Energy Group in 2011 to consult on energy management at 203 N. LaSalle through Cyclone’s energyPLAN service. Together, Cyclone and the building team annually plan and execute capital and operational projects; manage demand-side energy consumption; adhere to local energy ordinances by benchmarking energy consumption; and report on realized cost savings, trends, opportunities, and achievements.
Since working with Cyclone, 203 N. LaSalle has completed projects to shed an estimated 623,000 kWh annually – translating into nearly 4% whole building energy savings (6% in savings excluding the garage). The projects that the property has completed include inputting of variable frequency drives and high-efficiency motors, inputting demand control ventilation and enthalpy economizer operation, and upgrading the automation system. The property is expecting to secure nearly $280,000 in utility incentives to reduce project payback.
Ongoing building initiatives have include: working with the building team to obtain their 2011 LEED Gold Certification and recertifying in 2016; obtaining a strong ENERGY STAR score that indicates that the building has outperformed 80% of peer buildings; and engaging tenants through ComEd’s Commercial Real Estate program, earning a $20,000 bonus check for their proven efforts.