Alliance Center adopts energy monitoring system

The Alliance Center will begin using a building performance monitoring and scoring platform early this year in an effort to change energy consumption behavior, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save money.

The LEED Dynamic Plaque empowers landlords, tenants and guests to view energy, water, waste, transportation and human experience on an ongoing basis through electronic display screens located in buildings.

In collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council, data from The Alliance Center will upload to an online system that generates an up-to-the-minute LEED performance score. The score will allow building users to see how their actions impact the surrounding environment.

"The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado is leading the charge to implement and teach others about best sustainability practices," says Anna Zawisza, executive director of The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado, which owns and operates The Alliance Center. "The LEED Dynamic Plaque will give us timely data and our building occupants information to change behaviors surrounding resource usage."

Buildings in other areas of the country are seeing significant results using the LEED Dynamic Plaque. For example, after using the system for a year, the U.S. Green Building Council experienced a 30 percent decrease in energy consumption, resulting in a savings of about $40,000.

"We are hopeful that this technology will educate our tenants and guests about their energy usage, reduce our building's carbon footprint and save money," Zawisza says.

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