30 Aug '13, 7pm

Performance-based contracts work! @EPARegion8 @usgsa

Faced with steep rent deductions if energy benchmarks weren’t met, the Wynkoop project team produced a building that out-performed contract requirements. By Candace Pearson Performance monitoring continues to be prioritized at EPA’s Region 8 building. In addition to measuring energy use, a post-occupancy evaluation was undertaken in 2011 to assess occupant satisfaction. Lighting was the only metric for which the building scored below average. A performance-based building contract for the Wynkoop building in Denver is being credited with bringing about even better energy performance than originally requested by the building’s tenant—the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In the build-to-suit contract for its Region 8 Headquarters, EPA set leasing terms that required a minimum of LEED Silver and an Energy Star score of 86 within 14 months of 95% occupancy—or the own...

Full article: http://www.buildinggreen.com/auth/article.cfm/2013/8/29/E...

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