Energy-Efficient 181 W. Madison Awarded With $238,139.75 Rebate From ComEd

January 14, 2020

MB Real Estate is pleased to announce that MBRE-managed 181 W. Madison has continued to prove its dedication to energy efficiency through a partnership with ComEd®, leading to huge savings. In concert with the ComEd® Energy Efficiency Program, 181 W. Madison was able to conserve 2,714,793.15 kWh of energy in 2019 and was subsequently awarded a $238,139.75 rebate check from ComEd® to celebrate the accomplishment.

With support from Trane Inc., 181 W. Madison Chief Engineer Jerry Palmere and Assistant Chief Engineer Jose Chavarria caused a meaningful impact on the building’s energy savings. The million-square-foot, Class-A high-rise saved enough electricity to power 319 homes for a year, the equivalent to planting 1,813 acres of trees, or removing 327 cars from the roads. 181 West Madison also earned LEED Gold recertification in 2019, and currently provides tenants with 50 stories of LEED Gold Certified space.

“Having partners like Trane and ComEd® assist us in our goals is a huge benefit,” said Krystal Kurinsky, MBRE SVP and General Manager at 181 West Madison. “Thanks to the tireless efforts of our engineering team, we were able to overcome several barriers pre-green buildings like ours often face. We upgraded our Building Automation System with several Tier 1 and Tier 2 strategies, from optimal start/stop systems to water temperature resets. It was a lot of work, but well worth the effort.”

The ComEd® Energy Efficiency Program has paid out over $1 billion in incentives over the past 10 years, which is a 35.6 million MWh reduction in energy usage, or about the amount of electricity it would take to power 3,900,000 homes for a year. ComEd® continues to work with partners like 181 W. Madison to reach new energy-efficiency heights and complete newer, more efficient projects.

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