SALT LAKE CITY — The Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce management team for 170 South Main has announced that the class A, 15-story high-rise in downtown Salt Lake City has been honored with the Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) Kilowatt Crackdown Climate Leader Award.

The building was entered into BOMA Utah’s Kilowatt Crackdown, competing with 46 other buildings totaling 6,128,391 square feet. The competition was launched in 2015 as part of Gov. Gary R. Herbert’s Utah Energy Efficiency & Conservation Plan. Competing buildings benchmark energy performance for a year through Energy Star’s Portfolio Tool.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for our dedication in lowering 170 South Main’s carbon footprint,” said Tammy Rasmussen, property manager - asset services with Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce. “Working with owners that are passionate about sustainability makes implementation of energy conservation possible. Together, we are focused on continually improving these efforts long-term.”

Over the last year, the 170 South Main management team has implemented, executed, and maintained the following projects, of which the building was recognized:

• Installed CO2 sensors on each floor, reducing energy used by the HVAC system.

• Increased temperature deadband range for all variable air volume units, reducing energy used by the HVAC system.

• Revised building automation system settings of unoccupied suites, lowering the amount of energy to a minimum needed to regulate empty space.

• Installed motion sensors in electrical rooms on every floor, saving energy by ensuring lights are not on when room is not in use.

• Established a mandatory building standard that all tenant and common area build-outs and upgrades use motion sensor lights.

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Publication date: 4/19/2016

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