24B — December 23, 2016 - January 12, 2017 — Green Buildings — M id A tlantic

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G reen B uildings

Eastman Companies enhances ‘Work/Life” environment ECC earns LEED Silver certification for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance L Real Estate Partners .

IVINGSTON, NJ — Creating office environ- ments that allow today’s workforce to achieve greater work/life balance is paramount for commercial property own- ers. At Eisenhower Corporate Campus (ECC) in Livingston, state-of-the art conference fa- cilities, fitness and dining ame- nities enhance and simplify the lives of tenants and employees. The 385,000 s/f class A office complex, located at 290 W. Mount Pleasant Ave., is owned and managed by Eastman Companies along with joint venture partner Long Wharf

Another consideration in the wait and see column is the cur- rent level of LED technology. Will future LED products be substantially better or have a longer life than those avail- able today? Certainly todays LED products are equal to or better than traditional light- ing products, but in five years howmuch further will LED be advanced? As one can see there are a lot of moving parts in connec- tion with making the LL 88 compliance decision. Our rec- ommendation is to start with the facts and hard numbers that relate to your building and your future retro-fit, so that decisions are made with reliable input. To get hard numbers, you will want to model your retro- fit. Start with your existing lighting configuration, includ- ing current annual electric charges, maintenance costs and lamp replacement costs. You will also want to survey the building common areas for lighting related code com- pliance issues. This is the “before” benchmark that you can use to measure the cost effectiveness and payback of proposed LED retro-fit op- tions. For the “after” you will need the same information with regard to your proposed retro-fit to make meaningful comparisons. In terms of modeling, con- sider working with a knowl- edgeable Con Ed Partner, who will not only be able to source utility funding, but will be familiar with the latest LED product specifications. Additionally, it is important that your Partner have ac- cess to computer software to accurately model the “before” and “after” scenarios of your project. Accurate “before” and “after” modeling will give you the reliable payback calcula- tions that you will need to make informed decisions. George Crawford is prin- cipal of Green Partners. n Multifamily build- ings – LED up- grades. . . continued from page 22B completion of a 420 kW solar installation project designed to provide green power, reduce the building’s carbon footprint and lower operational costs; and the addition of four electric car charging stations. n

In 2008, Eastman embarked on a multimillion dollar capital improvement campaign to com- pletely renovate and reposition ECC in order to meet the evolv- ing needs of today’s corporate tenants and accommodate a growing millennial workforce, according to Michael Schofel , managing partner. ECC recently earned the U.S. Green Building Coun- cil’s LEED Silver certifica- tion for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance. Green actions implemented at the complex include the

Eisenhower Corporate Campus

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