Officials from Trane presented Trane's Energy Efficiency Leader Award on Sept. 7 to Parkway Properties, Inc., in recognition of its energy efficient approach to improvements at One Orlando Centre, a 19-story, LEED-certified 365,000-sq.ft. office building in the city.
Prior to undertaking improvements, Parkway Properties evaluated the benefits of integrating the building’s two chiller plants through building information modeling and field testing. Based on the positive results, the team connected the garage and 18th floor chiller plants, significantly reducing the connected load and improving energy performance.
They upgraded the building automation system (BAS) from pneumatic to direct digital control and building operators can now control and monitor heating, ventilation and air conditioning, lighting and other systems from virtually anywhere using web-connected devices such as tablets and smartphones.
A new web-based systems integration solution gives Parkway Properties an online, enterprise-wide view of multiple properties and systems, from any personal computer or mobile device on the network. The customizable system lets managers perform daily operations such as scheduling, alarm management and troubleshooting; enables better decision making and faster issue response; and allows tracking and data analysis of all their buildings over time.
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