“We achieved a 15 percent reduction in steam consumption by replacing an original pneumatic 1950 secondary water control system with six new electronic Belimo Valves connected to our Andover BAS. We would also secure the steam on days when heating was not needed, saving on standby losses.” – Ken Fais
Carlos Arevalo, Helper, Vornado Realty Trust
Anthony Ioannou, Building Manager, Vornado Realty Trust
Andy Iorio, Lead Engineer, Vornado Realty Trust
Jesus Ramirez, Assistant Chief, Vornado Realty Trust
Gene Rivera, Helper, Vornado Realty Trust
Ken, supported by his team and the Property Manager, and working with Vornado’s Tenant Operations Coordinator, helped implement a transition to more sustainable tenant practices. Capital constraints were overcome by doing the majority of work in-house.
Informed by recommendations from an energy audit and retro-commissioning study, Ken was also able to improve building automation and controls. Because of these efforts, the building is now poised to recertify its LEED EBOM certification at the Gold or Platinum level next year. In addition, Vornado cross-trains Chief Engineers across their portfolio, enabling successful programs to be replicated in other buildings.
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