7000 Central Parkway
7000 Central Pkwy.
Atlanta, GA 30328
7000 Central Park, a multi-tenant commercial, class "A" office building, is located on approximately 7 acres within a 53 acre park-like site positioned in the Central Perimeter submarket of Atlanta, GA. 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 operating costs as low as possible.
Equity is committed to the following energy efficient lighting program. We have retrofitted all three (3) bulb T-12 fluorescent light fixtures to three (3) bulb T-8 fixtures with electronic ballast. We have also replaced all incandescent bulbs with 15, 18, and 23-watt compact fluorescent bulbs during our tenant improvement projects. We have retrofitted the four stairwells in the building to T-8s, which operate for emergency purposes 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Additionally, our parking garage has been retrofitted with T-8 electronic ballasts and is controlled by electronic timers.
Energy Management System
In addition to lighting retrofits, we upgraded the building's Energy Management System in early 1999. The existing system's technology did not allow for the maximization of energy efficiency at Central Park. With the new upgrade, we have been able to control the base building mechanical systems much more efficiently, as well as, implementing a number of "load shedding" programs during peak demand periods resulting in a lower kilowatt demand without sacrificing customer comfort and satisfaction. The mechanical cooling systems are equipped to efficiently control the staging of the waterside economizer and minimize mechanical cooling. The Building Automation System is designed to measure outside air and indoor air temperatures to calculate the optimal start and stop time of each air-handling unit. This has greatly improved the scheduling of our central plant and support systems. Our main chillers and air handlers are controlled using chilled water and discharge air temperature reset based on the building cooling loads and weather requirements. These measures set the lowest demand in the building's thirteen-year history.
The building's mechanical systems are made up of one air handler per floor with variable inlet vanes for controlled static pressure. The cooling tower water temperature is equipped with condenser water reset to ensure optimum chiller efficiency. These operating measures maximize energy efficiency and operational costs while simultaneously maintaining greater customer comfort.
We are also reducing energy costs 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. We invest time in training and development of our engineers to ensure consistent quality preventative maintenance measures along with proper equipment control.
Educating our customers and vendors is also an important piece of the energy efficiency puzzle. We host "Customer Lunch & Learns" to educate customers on practical energy efficiency (such as turning off lights as they exit their suites, closing blinds to reduce solar load). We continually emphasize that our vendors need to reduce energy consumption (i.e. landscaper watches 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 strongly believes that the energy efficiency equation must have the involvement of industry professionals, vendors, utility companies, employees and customers to be successful. This collaboration is evident in our programs referenced above.
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.
Servidyne Systems, Inc.
Equity Office Properties
Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
Facility Type: Office
Total Floorspace: 474805 sf
Year Constructed: 1988
Contract Type: None