Project AIM is a large industrial building portfolio that consists of 18 buildings and 1.5 million square feet spread across Chicago, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati. The portfolio includes mostly logistical warehouses and office spaces with single or multi-tenants per building. Most of the buildings were originally constructed in the 1970s-80s, and while there have been some major renovations, many systems on site are still outdated.
Through the RENU process, Project AIM is expected to avoid 560 tons of CO2 emissions each year. Planned RENU improvements to the property include LED lighting upgrades, HVAC retrofits, EV Charger installations, and community solar program implementation. The HVAC retrofit is followed up by warehouse setpoint adjustment to further reduce energy usage that effects on average 88% of the spaces. The RENU scope captures available energy efficiency opportunities without disrupting tenant operations while supporting fleet electrification for tenants.
To further reduce CO2 emissions, RENU is implementing a community solar program through Illinois Solar for All and is in the process of installing roughly 1.65 MW (DC) of rooftop solar PV.
Following the construction of the property’s new energy infrastructure, RENU will manage, maintain, and monitor these systems to maximize energy efficiency and environmental health through our integrated energy management and monitoring system.