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Park City Mountain Resort Team Building
1310 Lowell Ave
Park City, UT 84060
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Park City Mountain Resort Team Building is a 5-story office building which houses the resort's administrative departments including management, marketing, reservations, sales, among many others. Due to the building's active role in the operation of the resort, Park City Mountain Resort decided to invest in several capital improvements to reduce the building's carbon footprint and improve its energy efficiency.

Park City Mountain Resort, a premier destination ski and snowboard resort in Utah is a member of the ski industry's Sustainable Slopes initiative, the Keep Winter Cool program, as well as being involved with the local community's sustainability program. The employees are actively involved  in promoting sustainability throughout the resort and share in the decision making process via their participation in the 'Green Team'.

The resort studied the energy usage of the Team Building and decided that it was a good candidate for extensive energy conservation retrofits. The lighting system was completely replaced by energy efficient fixtures utilizing T-8 fluorescent bulbs and electronic ballasts. The air conditioning systems were all replaced with new high-efficiency units complete with air-side economizer units. When examining the air conditioning systems, it was discovered that the existing ductwork systems were undersized and restrictive, so included in the air conditioning retrofit was new ductwork throughout most of the building. All of the new air conditioners also included new advanced digital programmable thermostats so that HVAC operation would optimally match occupancy requirements.

Additional measures were performed by all departments to help in energy conservation. The IT department headed up a program of changing out personal computers, monitors, and servers with more efficiently operating systems. These not only reduced the plug load energy, but also reduced the need for air conditioning due to the equipments' lower heat output. Many restrooms and conference rooms are equipped with occupancy sensor light switches. Employee education and active involvement has further reduced energy waste by promoting good energy saving behaviors including turning lights off when not needed, and keeping windows closed and the conditioned air inside the building.

The resort's Green Team and management have had an ongoing program of reviewing the resorts energy bills each month and comparing to past energy usage. By this monitoring of their energy consumption they have been able to get feedback on their conservation efforts. When using ENERGY STAR's Portfolio Manager they were able to also see how their energy usage compared to other office buildings and as a result of their conservation efforts achieved the ENERGY STAR in 2008.





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Park City Mountain Resort 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:
Wasatch Energy Engineering

Building Owner:*
Park City Mountain Resort

Property Manager:*
Park City Mountain Resort

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2008 (95)
2009 (95)
2010 (96)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 38618 sf

Year Constructed: 1993

Contract Type: Multiple Contractor Contracts
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