Located in “The Heart of Screenland” this 5 story office building was built in 1984 and is surrounded by beautiful gardens and fountains. The 115K square foot structure was being cooled by 1998 60 ton Carrier package units that were old, rusting, and in need of repairs. In addition, the units were running on R-22 refrigerant which is being phased out of production due to environmental restrictions from the E.P.A.
ACCO, as an SCE approved HVAC Optimization contractor, introduced this property management client to the benefits of the HVAC Early Retirement program. The program, which is funded by the CPUC (California Public Utilities Commission), provides contractor rebates for upgrading to more energy efficient HVAC equipment. This funding will continue and be granted on a first come first serve basis.
In order not to have any disruptions to the high rent tenants regular work schedule, the equipment changes out needed to be performed over a weekend before Monday morning.
What ACCO Delivered
ACCO exchanged the units for new higher Energy Efficient Carrier package units. These units operate with Puron, the new 410-A refrigerant which is approved by the EPA as a more environmentally friendly option to R-22. The equipment is located on the building roof and ACCO completed the exchange with the use of a permitted crane, lift and experienced project team.
ACCO completed the change out on time and without interruptions to tenant use. Upon project completion, ACCO received the $48,000 rebate from SCE which was immediately deducted from the customer invoice. At 26% of the total project cost, this rebate was significant and compelling. The customer was so pleased with the results of the project and the professionalism and skill level ACCO displayed that they are interested in maximizing the HVAC Early Retirement Program by ex