THE WASHINGTON HOME

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Washington Home is located on Upton Street, NW, Washington DC. It's an assisted living center, which started in 1888. This old building relied on outdated, inefficient infrastructure resulting in very high energy bills. Major challenges for the owner included:

  • Aging equipment, leaky windows and poor insulation.

  • Severely outdated infrastructure operating well past its useful life.

 

HOW GEATAIN ENGINEERING HELPED

 

Geatain Engineering followed detailed step-by-step analysis to address challenges:

  • A top-to-bottom look at the building’s energy use showed that updating multiple systems would yield powerful annual energy savings.

  • Compared available energy conservation measures to existing building equipment and operations.

  • Reviewed all measures with management and selected most practical modifications with maximum return.

  • Prioritized upgrades to provide biggest impact more immediately.

 

BENEFITS

 

  • More energy efficient building with lower energy bills.

  • Increased level of comfort to occupants.

  • Streamlined operations simplifies routine staff responsibilities.

 

CHALLENGES

 

• Antiquated equipment breaking down on regular basis, very high energy costs

 

SOLUTIONS

 

  • Power management program

  • LED lights

  • Operational strategies

  • Energy rates

  • Controls improvements

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LIFE-CYCLE SAVINGS

 

$1,333,662

112 West 34th Street  |  18th Floor  |  New York, NY 10120

Tel (844) 443-2824  |  Fax (212) 946-2808

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