Review of Chilled Water and Electric Energy Use at the West and North/South Buildings of the Orange County Convention Center
Energy Conservation; Buildings; Commercial; Peak Demand
The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) has the 2nd largest convention facility utilization in the nation. Two primary buildings provide about seven million square feet of conditioned space to one million visitors per year. In efforts to reduce energy conservation, OCCC began implementing several energy conservation measures beginning in 2005 and continuing over the last 2 years with plans to continue additional efforts in the future. Examples of the types of energy conservation involved changing lighting and HVAC schedules and control methods, replacement of motors with higher efficiency, and turning off power to other unused equipment. An analysis of monthly chilled water and electricity used by the West and North/South Buildings has been completed in an effort to investigate reductions in energy use resulting from conservation measures. It is intended as a macro analysis summarizing the impact of groups of measures instead of impact of individual measures. This analysis may be used as a basis of comparison to future measures as well. This report discusses implicated reductions in energy and energy costs resulting from groups of measures in three different periods of years 2005, 2006, and 2007.
Buildings - Commercial; Buildings - Energy Conservation; Buildings - Peak Demand
Florida Solar Energy Center and Withers, Jr., Charles, "Review of Chilled Water and Electric Energy Use at the West and North/South Buildings of the Orange County Convention Center" (2007). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 444.