Project Database: Foley Hoag & Seaport West

ENERGY EFFICIENCY – STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES


PROJECT STORY

Foley Hoag; Seaport West

Prior to 2012, the firm would extend HVAC during the months of June, July, August and September to run from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each Saturday (4 hours above what the building provides) and 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each Sunday (when the building does not provide HVAC). This was provided to all six floors. Starting in 2012, we only provided HVAC upon request for the hours and floors needed for people working on the weekends.

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Social Impact

In the law industry, people are often working after hours and on weekends. Our priority is to ensure that people working are comfortable. With advance notice, this change in procedure allowed us to provide HVAC when people were working on the weekend and allowed us to save energy for floors that were not occupied during this time.

Cost

Overall, our HVAC costs were reduced by 18% and our electricity costs were reduced by 10% from the prior year.

Savings

Our energy usage for these 4 months declined by 4% overall.