CITY OF ORLANDO
City of Orlando
This project involved upgrades to several existing city facilities to incorporate energy efficiency upgrades, taking advantage of a conservation block grant and federal stimulus dollars. RTM was tasked with the mechanical, electrical and plumbing design for the project facilities, including City Hall, Orlando Operations Center, local community centers, and several of the city’s fire stations. RTM, working in tandem with another MEP firm, was also responsible for construction administration, site visits and assistance with close-out documentation for the project.
In each of the facilities, a survey of existing conditions was taken to determine existing HVAC, lighting and water heating systems. From the survey, an energy audit was performed for each of the facilities. The energy audit was utilized to determine methods of improving efficiency and attributing targets for energy consumption vs. cost of upgrades.
High efficiency heat pump air conditioners were installed at each of the facilities in place of older low SEER models. In some cases, heat recovery was for water heating. The water heaters were replaced with condensing heat pump units.
A controls system with integrated and web based controls was installed at each facility. This allowed the energy manager to view real time savings and control the building systems remotely. The project successfully reported a savings of approximately 150K per year in energy consumption.