Washington Athletic Club
Seattle, WA / 310,000 SF SF
The Washington Athletic Club was built in 1930 and expanded in 1955 and 1969. The 21 story 310,000 square foot steel and masonry structure contain 113 hotel guest rooms and 5 floors of fitness amenities, with support areas that operate 24/7. The project included replacing and integrating a legacy control system with a new BACnet Building Automation System (BAS), conversion of three-way, constant volume chilled water system to a load-based, variable volume system, replacement of pneumatic actuation with electric, load-based kitchen ventilation controls, BAS programming to optimize energy performance and performance management services to deliver and validate the guaranteed financial results.
Second year energy savings were $207,078; 18% above target. The carbon equivalent reduction of the consumption savings is 917 metric tons per year or 176 cars. Energy savings per square foot is $0.40. The current energy savings will increase the annual asset value of the property by an estimated $2,387,552 at a capitalization rate of 8. Thus far, the WAC has saved $459,000 on their energy bills.