170 South Main High-Rise Recognized as Outstanding Leader in Sustainability

US BankSALT LAKE CITY, April 4, 2016 – The Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce management team for 170 South Main is pleased to announce the class A, 15-story high-rise in downtown Salt Lake City has been honored with the BOMA Kilowatt Crackdown Climate Leader Award.

The building, which is also LEED and Energy Star Certified was entered into BOMA Utah’s Kilowatt Crackdown, competing with 46 other buildings totaling 6,128,391 square feet. The competition was launched in 2015 as part of Gov. Gary R. Herbert’s Utah Energy Efficiency & Conservation Plan. Competing buildings benchmark energy performance for a year through ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Tool.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for our dedication in lowering 170 South Main’s carbon footprint,” said Tammy Rasmussen, property manager – asset services with Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce. “Working with owners that are passionate about sustainability makes implementation of energy conservation possible. Together, we are focused on continually improving these efforts long-term.”

Over the last year, the 170 South Main management team has implemented, executed and maintained the following projects, of which the building was recognized for.


  • Installed CO2 sensors on each floor reducing energy used by the HVAC system.
  • Increased temperature deadband range for all variable air volume units reducing energy used by the HVAC system.
  • Revised building automation system settings of unoccupied suites lowering the amount of energy to a minimum needed to regulate empty space.
  • Installed motion sensors in electrical rooms on every floor saving energy by ensuring lights are not on when room is not in use.
  • Established a mandatory building standard that all tenant and common area build-outs and upgrades use motion sensor lights.

 About Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce

Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce operates the Cushman & Wakefield business in Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Washington.  The firm partners with its sister company Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq to provide innovative commercial real estate solutions to occupier and investor clients, offering transaction services, capital markets services, occupier and investor services, and real estate advisory. Together the firms manage 52 million sq. ft. of retail, industrial, and office assets, have transaction revenues of more than $2 billion, and employ more than 750 professionals. Learn more at www.comre.com.

About Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that helps clients transform the way people work, shop, and live. The firm’s 43,000 employees in more than 60 countries provide deep local and global insights that create significant value for occupiers and investors around the world. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenue of $5 billion across core services of agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services (C&W Services), global occupier services, investment & asset management (DTZ Investors), project & development services, tenant representation, and valuation & advisory. To learn more, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake on Twitter.

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