Lake Road Medical
Milwaukie, OR / 18,000 SF
Lake Road Medical is an 18,000 SF orthopedic and sports medicine medical office building located in the city of Milwaukie, Oregon. Though the building itself had been recently updated with state-of-the-art technology spread throughout the six medical practices’ clinical spaces, new elevators, and lobby, the HVAC system was running on its last leg.
Lake Road Medical has been a loyal customer of MacDonald-Miller since 2015. Our service technicians have managed to keep the building bandaged up to get it by, and we’ve done so for a very price driven and high attention-to-detail customer. In Fall of 2017, after learning that the Building Performance Group (BPG) Energy Team could help our Service side through incentive dollars that offset some of the costs to “rehabilitate” this customer’s building, they made the call to bring us in. We pulled together a team consisting of the Service Operations Manager, Demand Service Sales, and the Service Technicians that handle this account. In early 2018, we secured the funding to complete an Energy Study to determine how much savings were available. After some logistical issues with the customer’s schedule, studying the boiler, AHU, CU 1 & 2, and pneumatic controls, we presented our report to Energy Trust of Oregon in late spring.
Energy Trust had the incentive offer for the project returned to us by the end of June, and to our surprise, it covered about 65% of the total project costs. With the calculated amount of annual savings, this retrofit would have a simple payback of just over six months – with the final install taking place in December of 2018.