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Westshore Center
1715 North Westshore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
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Westshore Center, a multi-tenant nine story commercial, class "B" office building, is located seven miles northwest of downtown Tampa and just minutes from Tampa International Airport and the main post office.  It is in the heart of the bustling Westshore submarket of Tampa, Florida.  Equity Office understands the unique needs of its customers and strives to meet these needs while managing energy consumption, but not sacrificing tenant comfort of their space. Customers are concerned with operating their businesses economically and want their environments to be comfortable, while maintaining low operating costs.


Equity completed  retrofitting 3 bulb T-12 fluorescent light fixtures to 3 bulb T-8 fixtures including  electronic ballasts. We replaced the 90 and 100 watt "A" bulbs with 15 and 18-watt compact fluorescent bulbs.  The two stairwells in the building have been retrofitted to T-8's and operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Energy Management System

In addition to lighting retrofits, the building's Energy Management System was upgraded five years ago.  The Building Automation System measures outside air and indoor air temperatures to calculate the  optimal start and stop time of each air-handling unit.  This greatly improves the scheduling of our central plant and support systems.  The main chillers and air handlers are controlled using chilled water and discharge air temperature reset based on the building cooling loads and weather requirements.

Westshore Center has a mechanical system made up of two air handlers per floor with automatic temperature reset.  The cooling tower water temperature is equipped with condenser water reset to ensure optimum chiller efficiency. Together these operating measures maximize energy efficiency and operational costs while maintaining greater customer comfort.

Preventative Maintenance

Energy costs are further controlled by systematically maintaining the mechanical equipment with a computerized Preventative Maintenance Program.  This enables us to consistently meet the maintenance frequency levels for maximum efficiency of the equipment.  Our engineers go through special training to ensure quality preventative maintenance measures along with proper equipment control.  


Our customers and vendors also play an important part of the energy efficiency puzzle.  Practical energy "tips" are frequently communicated such as turning off lights as one

leaves their suite,  closing blinds to reduce solar load.  We continually emphasize that our vendors need to reduce energy consumption, i.e. landscaper watching for irrigation leaks and controller timing, janitorial employees shutting off lights after cleaning and our security staff performing lighting checks after customers leave the building..

Equity Office believes that the energy efficiency equation must have the involvement of industry professionals, vendors, utility companies, employees and customers continue to be successful.  This collaboration is apparent in our programs.





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Equity Office Properties 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:
Servidyne Systems, Inc.

Building Owner:*
Equity Office Properties

Property Manager:*
Equity Office Properties

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2000 (80)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 250007 sf

Year Constructed: 1983

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:

For More Info:
Barry Abramson
Atlanta, GA 30309