Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center
The Veterans Administration constructed Building 6 on the Aleda E. Lutz campus in Saginaw, Michigan to achieve a Leadership in Engineering and Environmental Design (LEED) rating of Silver. The building included energy efficient lighting (light emitting diode & compact fluorescent, occupancy sensors), heating ventilation and air conditioning (connection to central heating plant 12 EER roof top cooling, energy management system) and insulation (3” isoboard, R-21) walls and roof. Total square feet – 7,318
Design-Aire Engineering (DAE) provide building simulation to determine if modifications to the Aleda E. Lutz Veterans Administration Medical Center reduced energy costs sufficient to qualify for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation
DAE determined renovations to the lighting, heating, air-conditioning and building envelope systems reduced energy consumption and cost by 24% and thereby qualify for 9 points toward LEED Silver accreditation.