Microgrid Aids YWS to Improve Energy Performance

Microgrid helped YWS America to improve the energy performance of their office building and boost their Energy Star rating from the 50’s to the high 70’s, or more than a 25% reduction in utility energy consumption. They now score high enough to be both LEED and Energy Star certified. The “3-Sector” approach included lighting upgrades, retro-commissioning, a roof-mounted 5kW PV system, and a variety of controls and operational measures – the total project payback period being approximately 2 years. The energy efficiency measures that the team selected were based on the targeted financial performance, and resulted from office visits in 2008 and 2009 to their 10,000 square foot office building. This project was part of YWS’ comprehensive sustainability strategy. YWS is a leisure-focused design and architecture firm with offices in Las Vegas and Singapore.