On November 12th, the BOC program hosted a Continuing Education Workshop at 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living in Woodinville, WA. Barry Febos, Energy Manager & Building Engineer at 21 Acres, presented on “Lessons from a Living Laboratory: Low-Cost Submetering Strategies for Operational Improvement” which included a data-driven energy management demonstration and tour of 21 Acres’ LEED Platinum Facility.
21 Acres is a non-profit sustainability education center located on an organic farm in the beautiful Sammamish River Valley, just 18 miles from Seattle. The LEED Platinum building serves as a living laboratory for innovative strategies and technologies that can save money and reduce the impact of the built environment. Technologies in use include geothermal heat, composting toilets, onsite wastewater treatment, solar photovoltaics, energy-saving commercial kitchen exhaust, low-impact refrigeration, and more. BOC credential holders earned 3 maintenance points towards their 2020 credential renewal for attending the event.
The event also included presentations from sponsoring utilities Puget Sound Energy, Seattle City Light, and Snohomish PUD on how customers can benefit from the many incentive and energy solutions programs offered by their local utility. BOC thanks the utilities for their generous sponsorship of the workshop and Barry Febos and staff at 21 Acres for hosting!
Below are photos of workshop attendees learning during the presentation, demonstration, and facility tour.