Finding energy savings in a condominium building poses a challenge. How does a Board of Directors persuade hundreds of individual owners to practice energy efficiency?
When Harry Richter, a consultant with High Rise Consulting, began working with the board of the 4600 Connecticut building, he knew there were ways they could save on energy costs but had no idea how easy they would be. Harry completed an energy survey in the fall of 2010, benchmarking the energy performance of the nine-story building and looking for ways to reduce how much energy the building was consuming. He initially found that the easiest changes cost the building owners nothing. Simply allowing energy-efficient washers and dryers in the units made the biggest difference.