9193 South Jamaica Street
9193 South Jamaica Street
Englewood, CO 80112
The CH2M HILL South Building is a four-story, Class-A office property located in Englewood, Colorado, whose tenants are the employees of CH2M HILL, a global engineering, consulting, and construction firm. The building, constructed in 2002 as part of the CH2M HILL office complex, is managed and owned by Columbia Property Trust.
CH2M HILL realizes energy savings of approximately $150,000 per year through such initiatives as:
-- Reduced-wattage lamps throughout the building
-- High-efficiency lighting with electronic ballasts
-- High-efficiency motors with variable-frequency drives
-- Dual-flush toilets in women?s rooms and pint flush urinals in men?s rooms
-- HVAC and lighting on timers with nighttime shutdowns / HVAC and lighting on a Building Automation System with programmed start and stop times
-- High-efficiency glazing on glass
-- Direct-expansion rooftop air-handling cooling unit with evaporative condensers
-- Summer and winter standardized temperature set points
-- LED lighting in all building parking lots
In 2006, before Columbia took ownership of the building, then-owner CH2M HILL was already making improvements to the building?s energy efficiency by installing improved building automation controls. When Columbia took ownership in 2007, the new owner and tenant began an ongoing collaboration to improve the building?s energy profile. CH2M HILL?s facilities management team identified opportunities for improvement and implemented them with Columbia? approval.
Some efficiency gains were accomplished through improved operations and maintenance and other low-cost practices. Employees were instructed on how to manage temperature for individual comfort by adjusting existing louvered blinds and dressing for individual comfort levels, reducing the need for thermostat adjustment in individual areas.
The CH2M HILL facilities management team assessed the South Building?s baseline energy performance benchmarking in 2008 using the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool, which returned a score of 84 ? well above the 75 necessary to earn ENERGY STAR certification. Improvements were implemented, bringing the rating to its current 89. The CH2M HILL South Building was awarded ENERGY STAR certification in 2010. Two other buildings on the site also earned certification that year.
CH2M HILL is reaching out to employees to spread the word that energy efficiency is good for the bottom line and the environment. The firm?s North American Environmental Management System publicizes the energy conservation measures and resulting savings throughout the firm. CH2M HILL also reports energy usage and resulting environmental impacts as a member of the United Nations Global Compact. The report, which is updated yearly, can be viewed onCH2M HILL?s website.
Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Columbia Property Trust or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.
Columbia Property Trust
Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
Facility Type: Office
Total Floorspace: 107638 sf
Year Constructed: 2002
Contract Type: Multiple Vendor Contracts
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