The Jewish Federation owns and manages the building, which consists of one basement level and eight above-grade floors for a total of 118,166 gross sq. ft. of building space. The East building was built in 1913 and the West building was built in 1982, with various renovations completed since then.
Sustainable Solutions Corporation (SSC) conducted an Energy Audit of the Jewish Federation facility located at 2100 Arch Street in Philadelphia, PA in January 2010. Initial benchmarking of this building determined an ENERGY STAR score of 63. SSC identified and developed a number of Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) based on our Energy Audit results. SSC's analysis included recommendations for replacing chillers and related equipment; replacing air handlers and related controls; upgrading domestic water pumps, motors and controls; and implementing low- and no-cost ECMs at the facility. SSC reviewed all the current building drawings, utility bills, chiller logs, and Building Automation System (BAS) and coordinated with Jewish Federation building personnel to obtain the information that was used to conduct the study.