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In 1914, Albert O. Reed opened a small plumbing and heating shop in San Diego and laid the groundwork for what today is one of the West's leading mechanical contractors. A.O. Reed & Co. combines sophisticated engineering with innovative installation techniques to produce the best mechanical system for each project. Studying evolving energy demands in order to evaluate new products and systems, we stay on top of our industry's technology so our clients will benefit from the most mechanically advanced systems available. From the shop floor to the jobsite and boardroom, A.O. Reed & Co. professionals are dedicated to quality workmanship, uncompromising integrity and customer satisfaction.

The total project cost for A.O. Reed & Co.'s Corporate Office was $1,234,942, and the company received $284,184 in incentives. The project has resulted in annual energy savings of $105,948, netting a return on investment (ROI) of 8.97 years.

A.O. Reed also won the 2010 San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) Energy Showcase Award for "Industry Champions." We were awarded this prestigious honor by removing 4.5 MegaWatts from the electrical grid through various energy retrofits, including our own project detailed above.




"A.O. Reed & Co. has been an invaluable partner to the San Diego Museum of Art in our efforts to reduce energy consumption and utilities costs. They not only evaluated our HVAC system and provided recommendations for operational improvements, but also managed and facilitated the entire process with SDG&E for us to apply for and receive rebates on these energy-saving improvements.

Each month since the project was finished I can proudly report to our Board of Trustees that our utility costs are lower then they've ever been. We could not have achieved these results without the great team at A.O. Reed & Co." -- Julianne M. Markow, Chief Administrative Officer, San Diego Museum of Art

Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by A.O Reed&Company 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:
A.O. Reed & Co.

Building Owner:*
A.O Reed&Company

Property Manager:*
A.O Reed&Company

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2010 (76)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 33000 sf

Year Constructed: 1973

Contract Type: Internal Resources

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