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Optimum Energy HVAC optimization software contributed to more than 25 percent of points needed to achieve LEED Platinum

SEATTLE — January 25, 2011 — Optimum Energy, LLC, provider of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) software solutions that set a new standard in energy efficiency, today announced that the Aventine, a Class A office property located in La Jolla, Calif., is recognizing Optimum Energy for the instrumental role its optimization solutions played in helping the Aventine achieve LEEDŽ Platinum. Implementation of Optimum Energy’s HVAC software solutions resulted in permanent energy reductions at the Aventine that contributed to more than 25 percent of the points needed to achieve LEED Platinum.

“By earning a top EPA ENERGY STARŽ score of 100, the Aventine has become one of only three 20-plus year old multi-tenant office buildings in the United States to earn LEED Platinum,” said Carlos Santamaria, LEED AP, Vice President, Engineering Services, Glenborough, LLC, owner and manager of the Aventine. “We could not have succeeded without significant energy efficiency improvements in our major building systems, including HVAC. With optimization solutions from Optimum Energy, we were able to meet our tight deadlines, reduce capital expenditures by keeping two existing chillers, and increase the efficiency of our HVAC system enough to raise our ENERGY STAR score by 15 points. Just as impressive is the fact that with Optimum Energy’s continuous optimization and performance measurement services, our system operates just as efficiently today as it did two years ago.”  

Optimum Energy’s automated system-level optimization software applications and web-based reporting and management tools were implemented in the Aventine in 2008. Since that time, the Aventine has saved more than 1.5 Million kWh of electricity, reducing operating expenses by $250,000, and decreasing carbon emissions by more than 1.8 Million lbs. The Aventine also received a utility rebate of $105,000, bringing the total project payback to less than three years.

“Not only is OptimumHVAC™ saving us money every month, it played a significant role in our achievement of LEED Platinum,” said Santamaria.

The Aventine LEED Platinum certification ceremony will take place Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST at 8910 University Center Lane, La Jolla, CA 92122.

A case study about Optimum Energy’s installation at the Aventine building is available at http://www.optimumenergyhvac.com/pdf/Aventine.pdf.

About Optimum Energy
Optimum Energy, LLC is the only company to offer networked software solutions designed to maximize the energy efficiency of commercial building heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Optimum Energy’s patented OptimumHVAC™ technologies combine system-level optimization with ongoing measurement, verification and management services to enable proven, sustained energy reductions of up to 60 percent. By offering HVAC optimization in a standardized, platform-neutral software application, Optimum Energy is able to implement on any control system, and deliver predictable, reliable results with the shortest deployment times in the industry. Based in Seattle, Optimum Energy partners with commercial building equipment and service providers to offer the best overall value and return on efficiency investments to the market. For more information, please visit www.OptimumEnergyHVAC.com.


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