Avery Street Building
The Department of Treasury's Bureau of Public Debt's (BPD) Avery Street Building in Parkersburg, West Virginia, is reducing energy and water consumption to meet the goals of Executive Orders 13514 and 13423, and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
BPD took a whole-building approach to its energy-reduction improvements, which included the use of an ENERGY STAR®-rated rubber membrane roof, a re-engineered building automation system, and new window tinting throughout the building to reduce solar gain.
BPD has also conducted an energy audit of the Avery Street Building using a thermal scan of the building's exterior using an infrared camera. The scan revealed two areas that were losing heat. These areas were repaired to prevent any future loss. Other improvements made from the energy audit included:
- Occupancy sensors for daylight dimming of lights
- Redesigning office layouts to utilize available natural light
- Changing to T8 bulbs and LEDs throughout the building
- Using daylight sensors on the interior perimeter lighting fixtures
- Developing a metering plan that included the installation of submeters on all major consumers of energy, including the HVAC system, elevators, floor loads, and lights
- Variable air volume system upgrade and installation
- Disconnected the landscape irrigation system
- Replaced 1.0-gpf urinal flush valves with 0.5-gpf valves; replaced 1.6-gpf toilet flush valves in women's restrooms with dual flush 1.1-gpf/1.6 gpf
- Replaced 1.0-gpm faucet aerators with 0.5-gpm aerators
- Water meters installed to measure the water used by the rooftop units
- Computer monitors were changed from cathode ray tubes to flat screen with ENERGY STAR features
- ENERGY STAR enabled on all eligible computers and monitors
- Consolidated printing, scanning, and copying by replacing 114 printers with 41 multi-function copiers.
As a result of the improvements, the Avery Street Building is now LEED certified.