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Wilson Plaza
606 N. Carancahua
Corpus Christi, TX 78476
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The Wilson Plaza is a 290,000 square foot, 3-building office complex located on the Texas Gulf Coast in Corpus Christi,TX. (Constructed in 1927, 1933 and 1955). In 1986 a previous owner installed a 500-ton and a 400-ton centrifugal chiller. Upon acquiring the property in 1987 the present owner installed return air systems in the three buildings, reflective films on the windows, high efficiency lighting and energy management system. These actions reduced the maximum tonnage required to cool the complex to 460 tons.  In May 1999 Wilson Plaza installed "Advanced Chiller Technology"  ACT software along with monitoring devices which would enable it to keep its central plant running at design conditions as well as to evaluate replacement chillers.

The Wilson Plaza hired Bath Engineering Co to design a more efficient cooling system.  A primary/secondary cooling loop system was designed to take advantage of new variable speed pumps that vary the flow of chilled water to the buildings.  The new chillers selected by ACT have reduced central plant electrical consumption by 29% comparing 2001 year average.

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Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Wilson Plaza Associates LP 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.

Building Owner:*
Wilson Plaza Associates LP

Property Manager:*
N/A

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2002 (76)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 243900 sf

Year Constructed: 1927

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant

For More Info:
Robert Winter
General Manager
Corpus Christi, TX 78476
361 884 8855
texangra@cvtv.net