Bauer Latoza Studio was retained by the General Services Administration (GSA) to implement a Retro-Commissioning (RCx) program for existing federal buildings located at 21 sites throughout the Great Lakes Region-Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin). To accomplish this, detailed condition assessments were performed to optimize energy use and overall energy efficiency and to improve operational inefficiencies yielding energy savings.
Building areas assessed included roofs, doors, windows, curtain walls, and masonry walls. Air and water infiltration were documented and laboratory investigations were performed to measure the inefficiencies in the building envelope. Bauer Latoza Studio prepared a comprehensive report to the GSA Team that included field record drawings, digital images, recommendations, and probable cost estimates. The report identified energy usage and recommended energy conservation measures (ECM) with related life cycle costs and simple pay back figures, while optimizing the existing systems.
Many of these buildings are historic and listed on the National Register of Historic Places including the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the Howard Metzenbaum U.S. Courthouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
- Client: General Services Administration
- Project Address: 21 Sites throughout the Great Lakes Region
- Project Size: Varies
- Construction Cost: $1.3 million (Assessment Cost)
- Services Provided: Assessments, Reports