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Hoag Health Center Newport Beach
510 Superior Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Hoag Health Center-Newport Beach consists of three medical office buildings, two parking structures, and a proposed public caf?. The three medical office buildings in the center are the first medical office buildings in Newport Beach, California to earn the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance. Building 510 is a two-story medical office building with a mechanical penthouse.


The energy efficiency project for this building encompassed the tenant improvement for the Hoag Imaging Center on the first floor of the building, which consists of 35,000 square feet. It was built in two phases. The construction included efficient design mechanical equipment, and the lighting included energy efficiency technologies such as T8 lighting and sensors to minimize energy waste.


For the electrical infrastructure of the project, the lighting design for Hoag Imaging achieves the goal to save energy by meeting ENERGY STAR performance criteria:

-- 85 percent of all light fixtures used in Hoag Imaging are fluorescent fixtures, which use 10-20 percent less energy.

 -- T-5, T-5 HO, and T-8 lamps are used to keep a better lumen maintenance level than T1-12 and reduce ballast loss as result of the optimal temperature.

-- LED (light-emitting diode) lamps were used in the entire project for the exit signs; they consume 75 percent less energy than conventional incandescent lights.

-- HID (high intensity discharge) lamps were used in the MRI rooms. These lamps offer longer lamp life, high efficiency, low operating cost, and good rendering properties.

-- Electronic ballasts were used in all our fluorescent ballasts, which reduced KWH usage and KW demand. There were additional benefits resulting from reduced maintenance costs associated with tube and ballast replacement, a lower head load, and acknowledged better quality of light.

-- Motion and occupancy sensors were used in all the toilet rooms, which can save 20-40 percent of the lighting energy.

-- Lighting control panels were used which allow operators to shut down all the lights after hours (unless it is used for life safety). Override switches will allow lights to be turned on only in the areas they are needed.


For the mechanical infrastructure of the building, the team made strategic decisions to optimize energy use and reduce energy consumption. In addition to the technologies listed to the right, the team implemented the following:


Stage 1 - Re-Commissioning

-- New filters for existing water-cooled packaged A/C units

-- Adjustment of damper operations on existing water-cooled packaged A/C units


Stage 3 - Load Reductions

-- Full direct digital control (DDC) system


Stage 4 - Fan Systems

-- High performance air filtration (95 percent efficiency)


Stage 5 - Heating and Cooling Plant

-- Dedicated HVAC systems for 24 hr/day loads

-- Air side economizer on main HVAC system

-- Water-cooled refrigeration system on packaged A/C units and chillers


Other Technologies/Strategies

-- Water-saving fixtures for lavatories of 0.5 GPM in lieu of 2.2 GPM

-- High efficiency domestic hot water heaters

-- Hot water recirculation system for domestic hot water

-- Hot water re-circulating pump on Aquastat control





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Newport Healthcare Center, LLC 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:*
Newport Healthcare Center, LLC

Property Manager:*
Newport Healthcare Center, LLC

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2009 (76)
2011 (75)

Facility Type: Medical Office

Total Floorspace: 116097 sf

Year Constructed: 2000

Contract Type: Internal Resources
Financing Type: Internal Capital

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