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American Center Building
27777 Franklin Rd.
Southfield, MI 48034
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The American Center building is a premier 25-story office tower that provides sweeping views of metropolitan Detroit within the 488,000 square feet of rentable space located at 27777 Franklin Road in Southfield, MI.  The American Center amenities include a state-of-the-art conference center and an integrated retail and service complex.

The building was constructed in 1975 for American Motors Corporation.  American Center LLC purchased the building in March of 1998 and REDICO manages the building.  Over $5 million was spent on renovations to the American Center both cosmetically and mechanically.  The mechanical renovations, at a cost of $3,253,186 have a payback of 5 years with a yearly savings of over $620,000 and allowed the building to qualify as an ENERGY STAR building.

To qualify as an ENERGY STAR building, the American Center replaced its original lighting fixtures, which were a fluorescent F-40 Four lamp with two standard magnetic ballasts.  The new light is a Silver Reflector and 2 F-32/T8 lamps and electronic ballast.  REDICO also changed the HVAC system to operate with a Variable Air Volume system with Variable Frequency Drives on the main fans.  The electric boilers were replaced with high efficiency Lochvinar gas boilers lobby was changed to hot water baseboard heat.  Two new Trane chillers were installed and a Variable Frequency Drive was installed on the domestic boost pump system.  Finally, a Trane Tracer energy management system was installed.

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Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by REDICO or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Service Provider:
Trane - Detroit District

Building Owner:*
REDICO

Property Manager:*
N/A

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2002 (77)
2006 (85)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 660000 sf

Year Constructed: 1975

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant

For More Info:
Jamie Jankowski
Novi, MI 48377
248-596-3600
jejankowski@trane.com