ASHRAE Level-II Energy Audit for a High-tech Lab

  • Lab

Building Type: High-tech laboratory and office space
Number of Buildings: 4
Facility Size: 277,000 square feet
Annual Savings: $126,000 (228 Metric tons of CO2)

Key recommendations of this ASHRAE Level-II energy audit included:
– Trim HVAC equipment operating hours to better match occupancy
– Implement condenser water supply temperature reset routine
– Retrofit MR-16 halogen lamps with more energy efficient LED lamps

The client faced unique challenges at this building as the building previously used to be a shopping mall. During the ASHRAE level-II energy audit we not only identified significant energy savings, but we were also able to identify the root cause of recurring mechanical  and O&M issues while complying with the San Francisco Energy Ordinance.