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Omaha World-Herald Building
1314 Douglas Street
Omaha, NE 68102
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The Omaha World-Herald building earned the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance by completing a series of retrofits and energy efficiency projects, including:


AHU and Pump Control upgrades

?         Installed two CCSM Pump Flow Stations on both chilled water secondary pumps.

?         Installed two CCSM Pump Flow Stations on both condenser water pumps.

?         Installed two CCSM Fan Airflow Stations on the supply and return fans of air handling unit (AHU)-1.

?         Installed two CCSM Fan Airflow Stations on the supply and return fans of AHU-2, 3, 4, and 6.

?         Installed one CCSM Fan Airflow Station on the supply fan of AHU-7.


Continuous CommissioningSM Services

Chiller plant

?         Developed CCSM Pump Flow Stations for the chilled water secondary pumps and the condenser water pumps.

?         Integrated the chilled water secondary pump speed and supply water temperature control using CCSM Pump Flow Stations.

?         Optimized the condensing water temperature control.

?         Optimized the chiller enable schedule.


Boiler plant

?         Optimized the hot water temperature and pump speed control.


AHU systems

?         Optimized outside air intake control.

?         Optimized the supply fan speed control for seven AHUs.

?         Developed CCSM Fan Airflow Stations on AHU-1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 to control return fan speed and building pressure.

?         Developed and implemented return fan speed and relief damper control program to improve the building pressure control for AHU-1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 using CCSM Fan Airflow Stations.

?         Optimized the supply air temperature set point for all seven AHUs.

?         Optimized operation schedule for seven AHUs during unoccupied time.

?         Calibrated sensors as necessary.


Terminal Boxes

?         Fine-tuned all single duct terminal boxes as necessary.



?         Provided ongoing training to the building engineers during the CCSM process.

?         Provided a CCSM operation manual to the building engineer and control vendor.





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Omaha World-Herald 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:
Grubb & Ellis|Pacific Realty

Building Owner:*
Omaha World-Herald

Property Manager:*
Grubb & Ellis|Pacific Realty

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2009 (89)
2010 (97)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 507446 sf

Year Constructed: 1980

Contract Type: Single Turn-Key Contract
Financing Type: Guaranteed Savings

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