Sustainable Chicago, Spring 2017 - page 7

7
SUSTAINABLE CHICAGO Spring 2017
preventative maintenance. This measure alone al-
lows the Rookery to capture savings approaching
those of the air cooling overhaul. “The electric heat
in a building can be difficult to achieve substantial
savings,” said Freeman. “But we are able to save
quite a bit, just using elbow grease and consistent
verification.”
Looking forward, the building will continue to
implement new measures, such as planned up-
grades to the pneumatic system and compressors.
“Your sustainable measures don’t just stop when
you get your LEED certification,” Schubert said. “It’s
three years later, and the building has had a process
of continuous improvement. That speaks well to the
John Buck Company and the ownership’s commit-
ment to embrace sustainability and utilize Able En-
gineering’s tools and Goby’s technology to get to
where they need to be.”
Rob Pongsajapan
1,2,3,4,5,6 8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,...22
Powered by FlippingBook