One Court Square: Meeting the Challenge
Payback in less than a year
One Court Square is a 53-Story skyscraper that spans 1,400,000 square feet and owns a prominent place in the skyline of Long Island City in Queens, New York. The building is part of the Savanna portfolio and is managed by Cushman Wakefield.
The objectives were improving energy efficiency, realizing energy cost savings, and enhancing the overall tenant experience at an iconic New York City office building. Savanna’s business plan at One Court Square is focused on repositioning the asset through strategic capital improvements, enhancing property performance, and raising the overall profile of the building. Our team saw an opportunity to improve the value of their customer’s portfolio and to modernize the building in a way that both complies with local laws and building codes and also meets tenants’ demands.
- Annual kWh Energy Savings: 4,448,832
- Con Edison Rebates and Incentives: $4,703,769
- Payback Period: < 12 Months
Savanna refurbished the cooling tower and Carrier installed two 1,100 ton AquaEdge® 19XRV Water-Cooled Centrifugal Chillers, variable frequency drives on eight pumps, VFDs on all 4 100% OA fans, and a new Carrier i-Vu® Building Automation System. The solution was targeted to save up to 20% in energy costs per year and deliver improved air quality, comfort, and environmental control for occupants.
Smith Engineering Services
Rebates and Incentive Management – Managed the entire financial incentive program including application, energy models and successful completion and measured success by Con Edison
Chiller Replacements or Upgrades – Design services, construction administration, system start-up for the two new 1,100 ton AquaEdge® 19XRV Water-Cooled Centrifugal Chillers
VFD Replacements or Upgrades – Design services, construction administration, system start-up for the new VFD on the 4 OA Fans and 8 Pumps
Automation/Controls Replacements or Upgrades – Design services for the replacement of the Building Automation System with Carrier iVu® Building Automation System
- Develop optimized sequences
- Chilled Water Pump Staging
- Chilled Water Temperature Reset
- Chilled Water DP Optimization
- Chiller Staging
- Condenser Water Reset Sequence
- Generate CW reset sequence
- Air side optimization (static reset, SAT reset, demand control ventilation, virtual economizer)
Implement the Carrier iVu® Building Automation System including the development of all graphics and the implementation of all new sequences.