Energy Star. Building Award for Superior Performance

December 1, 2002

ENERGY STAR® is a symbol of energy efficiency established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and DOE. Buildings that are among the top 25 percent nationwide in terms of energy performance (earning a bench marking score of 75 or greater) and maintain an indoor environment that conforms to industry standards can qualify to receive the Energy Star® label for buildings.

During FY 2001, the following building, operated and maintained by the General Services Administration, achieved a score of 97:

James C. Coreman Federal Building
Van Nuys, California

The superior performance of this Federal building reflects the leadership, dedication and contributions of the GSA building designers, operators, and managers who are responsible for the Federal Government's real property assets.

A number of energy projects were implemented at the Coreman Federal Building during FY 2001. These projects include lighting retrofits, lighting controls, HVAC DDC controls, installation of variable frequency drives, a water conservation project inclusive of a new cooling tower and replacement of restrooms fixtures. Additionally, the existing elevator motor generator sets are being replaced with new energy-efficient variable voltage, variable frequency solid state motor drive units. Future projects will include a 121 kilowatt peak solar photovoltaic system at the Coreman Federal Building.