Salt Lake City–Walker Center today announced that it was presented the Kilowatt Cup Award by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Utah Chapter.
Walker Center achieved the award by reaching superior accomplishments in energy efficiency during 2017. “The building had a 10 percent improvement in the energy bills cost per square foot and improved its carbon footprint by 11 percent” said Courtney Long, executive director of BOMA Utah.
Buildings in the Kilowatt Cup award were judged in five categories which included: energy star score, energy use intensity (EUI), site EUI, cost savings per square foot, and greenhouse gas emissions. Walker Center scored in the top three of every category. The Center ranked No. 2 for most Site and Source EUI percent improvement, and third place for most improved Energy Star Score by percentage. It showed exemplary performance overall in each category.
Once heralded as the tallest building between the Missouri River and the West Coast, Walker Center and its weather tower remain an unmistakable aspect of the Salt Lake City skyline. For an historic building to garner this award means even more. Walker Center was built in 1912 and was included on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. No one thought of energy conservation at the time of construction.
The owners of Walker Center have done their part in reducing the carbon footprint of the building. Improvements made to achieve this award include an LED retrofit of Walker Center and refinements to the HVAC controls. The 20-story office building is located at the northeast corner of Second South and Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City. Today the building tenants consist of banking, investment, real estate, accounting and law firms.
BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 3.7 million jobs and contributes $205 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its mission is to advance the interests of the entire commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information. BOMA Utah has been federated with BOMA International since 1977.
About Vectra Management Group
Vectra Management Group is a full-service commercial real estate development and management company specializing in office, retail, multi-family, and industrial portfolio management and lease administration with offices in Salt Lake City, New York and Los Angeles. Vectra’s Utah office is located in the Walker Center, a 20-story building in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City.