Connected to the world-class 2,300 seat Schuster Performing Arts Center, Performance Place is an 18-story high rise with eight floors of office space and nine floors of luxury residential condominiums. Originally constructed in 2003, an initial review of the building operation indicated the aging systems and controls offered an opportunity for optimization within the commercial office space.
With commercial tenants ranging from law firms to restaurants, comfort and consistency of HVAC system performance were key considerations. Partnering with the property manager and the board of advisors (comprised of tenants and other technical staff), Heapy identified an opportunity to reduce electricity consumption by 9%. $31,000 in annual energy cost avoidance was achieved with a net out of pocket under $6,000 – a simple payback of 3 months!
Planning for the New Normal
Plumbing Systems Re-Occupancy and Ongoing Operations
Your building may have been shut down these past many months due to WFH/COVID. Minimal use of your building’s water systems creates stagnant water in your plumbing system piping and equipment, which promotes the growth of Legionella and/or other biofilm-associated bacteria. This places your building occupants at risk when re-occupancy occurs. Now is the time to develop and implement a safe and effective Water Management Plan to protect your building occupants, maximizing their health and safety upon re-occupancy.