Richmond, VA

City of Richmond Energy Efficiency & Conservation Strategy

Scope of Services
Energy Efficiency Assessment
Energy Modeling

2RW was a member of a team hired by the City of Richmond to develop a comprehensive energy efficiency and conservation strategy (EECS) to increase energy efficiency, reduce energy use and costs, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and create jobs. The EECS was used to procure an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

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Key services provided for this study included:

  • Gathered, analyzed, and documented energy use and GHG emissions data to create baseline inventories
  • Developed, prioritized, and recommended EECS project options, implementation milestones, and evaluation frameworks to meet EECBG program guidelines
  • Created a comprehensive plan for allocating EECBG funds to deliver the recommended project options and ensure long-term benefit
  • Conducted an energy study and savings opportunity assessment
  • Created a modeled energy consumption baseline for Richmond’s City Hall

Multiple strategies and upgrades were identified to achieve the energy savings goals, including:

  • Lighting controls, daylight harvesting, and energy efficiency equipment retrofits
  • HVAC and direct digital controls (DDC) upgrades including central air-handler ventilation controls
  • Implemented energy management strategies and interfacing with the existing building management system (BMS)
  • Window film to reduce solar gain in multi-story tower
  • Installed whole-building electric meters
Scope of Services
Energy Efficiency Assessment
Energy Modeling

OWNER: City of Richmond

TIMEFRAME: 2009–2010

SIZE: Varies