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Westwood Corporate Center II
6649 Westwood Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32821
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Manulife Financial's Westwood Corporate Center II, operational in 1990, is one of the buildings in a Class A multi-tenant office park.  While our building employs some energy efficient equipment, most of our energy savings have come from an aggressive campaign of operations and maintenance activities and close monitoring of energy consumption to identify changes in usage patterns.

Manulife maintains a "Utility Consumption Record" (UCR) for energy and water at all of our facilities.  This computerized "UCR" is maintained on a monthly basis and then examined by our head office in order to identify any unexpected spikes in utility consumption.  If spikes or gradual increases are found, we investigate the problem and address it through repairs or O&M.  This system prevents the escalation of energy use that is so common in commercial facilities as they get farther from their initial commission date.

While trying to stay close to our original baseload, we also take steps to reduce that baseload.  We have replaced incandescent exit signs with LEDs and recently recommissioned our two chillers.  The lighting, fan systems, and HVAC are tied into the building automation system for control and monitoring.  Variable speed drives were installed on all air handlers and cooling towers.  When these drives were installed, energy consumption was reduced over 7.5% and the timeframe for our return on investment (ROI) was very short.  Tenants are also working to reduce their plug load.  One major tenant recently replaced all of their computers with new PC's that have earned the ENERGY STAR.

Manulife Financial pursued the ENERGY STAR for Westwood Corporate Center II because The Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) advocates the ENERGY STAR program as a best practice.  The distinction of meeting or exceeding ENERGY STAR requirements was essential in Westwood Corporate Center winning BOMA's International Office Building of the Year award.  We plan to continue to improve the performance of our facility by implementing a return water reset on the chilled water loop as well as return air reset.

Communications:


We have leveraged our ENERGY STAR label as a sign of our engineering success.  Our technical department sent a memo encouraging other Manulife buildings to qualify for the ENERGY STAR.  In addition, the company newsletter featured an article about Westwood Corporate Center's successful qualification for the label.  We have also shared the news with our tenants, and proudly display the ENERGY STAR on our buildings.  Finally, our ENERGY STAR achievements were included in our TOBY (The Office Building of the Year) portfolio which was instrumental in Westwood being awarded BOMA's International TOBY award in our category for the 2003-2004 year.

Testimonial:


"Our commitment to maintaining the value and integrity of our real estate assets goes hand in hand with our reputation as an industry leader and our dedication to environmental sustainability and the efficient operation of our properties.  By closely monitoring consumption through our utility consumption record and using EPA's Portfolio Manager, we can control our tenants' usage and costs in addition to realizing a positive environmental impact." 

-- Laura Ragans, Property Manager, Manulife Financial


Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Manulife Financial 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:
Servidyne Systems, LLC

Building Owner:*
Manulife Financial

Property Manager:*
N/A

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2003 (81)
2004 (79)
2006 (76)
2007 (78)
2009 (84)
2010 (86)
2012 (95)
2013 (93)
2014 (95)
2015 (93)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 118689 sf

Year Constructed: 1990

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant