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Jones Lang LaSalle - Moscone Convention Center

  • Outside view of Moscone Center 
  • View of Renovated Lobby  

Moscone Convention Center

Showcase Project: Jones Lang LaSalle

Location

San Francisco, CA

Project Size

1.2 Million Square Feet

Financial Overview

Project Cost $2.4 Million

Annual Energy Use (Source EUI)

Baseline
(2010)
187 kBtu/sq. ft.
Expected
(2013)
131 kBtu/sq. ft.
Actual
(2013)
COMING SOON

Expected
Energy Savings:

30%

Annual Energy Cost

Baseline
(2010)
$2,080,000
Expected
(2013)
$1,456,000
Actual
(2013)
COMING SOON

Expected
Savings:

$624,000



Background

The Moscone Center is a convention center complex in San Francisco, CA consisting of 4 separate spaces – North, South, Esplanade, and West. They are considered 3 separate buildings, as South and Esplanade are connected. The project scope impacted North, South and Esplanade.

The Moscone Center is owned by the City and County of San Francisco. The Moscone Center is privately managed by SMG; contract administration by the Convention Facilities Management Department, City and County of San Francisco.

Solutions

MCC hired Jones Lang LaSalle for a $55M renovation project, LEED® certification management, and an integrated energy retrofit analysis. The goals of these projects were to enhance MCC’s energy efficiency, and identify cost cutting measures for operational improvement. The renovation project was completed in May 2012.

Other Benefits

The Moscone Center achieved LEED EBOM Gold certification in October 2012, and was the site of the 2012 USGBC Greenbuild Conference.

In addition, the measures defined in the energy analysis were used to meet Mayor Gavin Newsom’s city owned existing building challenge of reducing energy by 50%; and to help identify projects that fall within the Public Utilities Commission’s three year simple payback period. The energy analysis project also provided baseline data used to qualify for LEED EB certification.

Outside view of Moscone Center at night

Background

Through its sustainability programs, Moscone Convention Center (MCC) intends to economically promote and support operational and business practices while lessening adverse environmental impacts, and benefiting the local community. With the cultural shift of energy awareness and conservation in new projects and programs, MCC strove to leverage the San Francisco Tourism Improvement Districts’ (TID) investment to reposition Moscone as the premier ‘green’ conference center.

Solutions

In the 2010 baseline period, MCC incurred an annual utility cost of over $2 million, generating an annual energy use intensity of 187 kBtu/sq. ft-yr and emitting more than 4,501 metric tons of CO2 annually. The energy analysis included four steps to identify the most economical and environmental EEMs: identifying opportunities, modeling individual measures, creating packages of measures and model iteratively.

Based on the calibrated energy model and economic analysis, the final recommended projects included: Retain Existing Chillers, Install Air Curtains, Combine Chiller Plants into Single Loop, Install additional VFDs, Reducing Lighting Power Density and Install a Thermal Energy Storage System. As of May 2012, this yielded a 26% energy savings annually and saved over $280,000, with additional savings expected.

Other Benefits