Project Files: Office Tower Optimized for Efficiency
Customer: Ocean West Capital Partners (Irvine, California)
Installation: Load Based Optimization System (LOBOS) for large-scale air conditioning systems
Objective: Ocean West Capital Partners initiated the project after purchasing the distressed property out of receivership. The LOBOS installation is part of its comprehensive repositioning effort, which includes updating the building to qualify for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
Work Completed: An initial two-day validation exercise at a 300,000-square-foot office tower in Irvine, California, revealed the building’s recent LOBOS HVAC efficiency upgrade will provide a 43.7 percent reduction in HVAC energy usage. This reduction equates to a projected savings of nearly 1 million kWh per year. The LOBOS optimizes the chiller plant and the air-handling system while maintaining occupant comfort.
Quote: “We made the decision to invest in LOBOS because it creates value in a building by lowering operating expenses and not compromising tenant comfort. It’s an added bonus that LOBOS also supports our application for LEED status." -- Ted Bischak, principal, Ocean West Capital Partners
Publication date: 12/1/2014