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6565 Sunset
6565 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
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The energy management team continues to strive for optimum energy efficiency in this 40-year-old office building, which earned the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance in 2009. What began as a simple digital monitoring system of central HVAC plant conditions has grown to include comprehensive monitoring and control of HVAC equipment, lighting systems, garage carbon monoxide (CO) ventilation controls, submetering, and indoor air quality (IAQ).  Before the control system was implemented, much of the HVAC equipment ran continuously and performance was poor. During implementation, many HVAC system deficiencies became apparent, and corrections have led to increased capacity, longer equipment life, and higher levels of comfort, safety, and security.

The LonWorks building automation system (BAS) includes more than 50 control devices from 10 different manufacturers, communicating on simple twisted pair wire media. Wiring is run in a free-topology configuration, and devices communicate peer-to-peer without network managers or gateways. A simple Web-server device provides a graphical user interface to any Internet Explorer Web browser connected to the Internet.

The control system has enabled the extensive use of outdoor air for free-cooling. Using outdoor and indoor humidity conditions, a previously seldom used economizer is now used extensively to perform pre-cooling in the early morning hours during summer months and replaces mechanical cooling on cool days. Carbon dioxide (CO2) sensors monitor indoor air ventilation rates and adjust fresh air dampers as needed to meet indoor air quality standards.

Control devices also include variable speed drives for supply fan and cooling tower equipment. A grid-connected 3KW solar photovoltaic system has been installed on the penthouse roof.

Outdoor lighting systems previously controlled by mechanical time clocks are now energized according to astronomical sun positions. Interior corridor lights are controlled by time of day and day of week schedules that include holiday and special day operation.

Future plans may include replacement of pneumatic zone controllers with direct digital control (DDC) network devices, penthouse mechanical room insulation, and microturbine cogeneration.





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Paramount Contractors & Developers 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:

Building Owner:*
Paramount Contractors & Developers

Property Manager:*
Paramount Contractors & Developers

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

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 85000 sf

Year Constructed: 1965

Contract Type: Multiple Vendor Contracts

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