Met Park Tract
In 2005, McKinstry performed an energy audit of the Rainier Building, a 42-floor, 526,000 square foot facility managed by Unico and located in downtown Seattle.
McKinstry identified and performed a number of energy saving measures for the client, including: installation of energy efficiency heat recovery chillers; direct digital controls; lighting controls; and efficient exterior lighting.
In total the project reduced building energy use by more than 15% saving about $150,000 a year in electricity costs. McKinstry also helped Unico secure a $650,000 energy rebate from Seattle City Light.
The annual emissions reductions estimate for this project: 4.6 million pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2); 24,000 pounds of sulphur dioxide (SO2); and 500 pounds of carbon monoxide (CO). This equates to removing 300 cars from the road or planting 626 acres of trees.