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Financial Services and Insurance
Commercial Energy Efficiency
Andy Cole focused on improving the ENERGY STAR score of an inefficient building within Fidelity Investment's portfolio.
As a part of its goal to LEED-certify at least 65 percent of its real estate portfolio, Fidelity Investments sponsored Climate Corps fellow Andy Cole to transform one of its worst-performing buildings into one of its best-performing buildings. He focused on improving its ENERGY STAR score.
Cole immediately increased the building's score 23 ENERGY STAR points by reviewing utility data, interviewing building engineers and tracing out building systems to correct improper measurement techniques. He also collaborated with external vendors to identify a list of future projects, including chiller load controls, installing a trim chiller, installing industrial kitchen controls to limit unnecessary exhaust, filming windows to reduce solar gain and optimizing fitness center scheduling to save energy when not in use.
Annually, these projects could save Fidelity $180,000 in operating costs, 2.2 million kilowatt hours of electricity and 2,300 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.