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Energy

The entire OLA team believes in encouraging the advancement of building systems and operations to better the environment we live in. Whether building a new facility, renovating an existing building, or just looking to reduce energy bills, OLA’s experienced engineers can help you explore more efficient alternatives and their short term and long term cost impacts.

Areas of practice include: energy audits, strategic energy planning, energy management, DOE2 energy modeling, life cycle cost analysis, monitoring and verification, design of energy solutions, incentive program applications, LEED energy consulting and analysis.

ENERGY PROJECTS

200 FIFTH AVENUE

New York, NY

SERVICES PROVIDED

DOE2 Energy Modeling, Commissioning

PROJECT FEATURES

Complete renovation of the historic landmark, former International Toy Center, received LEED-CS Gold.

ARCHITECT

Studios Architecture

OLA collaborated with the entire design team for the core and shell upgrades to this 650,000 square foot building.  Upgrades included new curtain wall façade, HVAC systems, and lighting and power distribution systems. HVAC systems consist of hot water perimeter radiation fed by Con Ed steam, 3200 ton cooling towers serving multiple VAV air handlers on each floor, and demand controlled ventilation at each air handler.

STONE BARNS CENTER

Pocantico Hills, NY

SERVICES PROVIDED

DOE2 Energy Modeling, Commissioning

PROJECT FEATURES

Comprehensive sustainability master plan for 80 acre farm and community center.

ARCHITECT

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OLA’s master plan included an overall assessment of possible energy-related measures and was provided in both tabular and timeline form. Short-term and long-term options include consideration of Variable Airflow Kitchen System, Chiller Upgrade, Interior Lighting Upgrades, Exterior Lighting Control, Envelope Upgrades, Domestic Hot Water System Usage Reductions, Heating System Retro-commissioning, Biomass Boiler projects, and Photovoltaic Solar Array projects.

NEW HAVEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

New Haven, CT

SERVICES PROVIDED

DOE2 Energy Modeling, Commissioning

PROJECT FEATURES

OLA is an energy consultant for New Haven Public Schools’ 12-year, $1.5 billion rebuilding program.

ARCHITECT

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OLA helped author the New Haven Public Schools High Performance Schools Design Requirements to improve building performance through architectural and engineering strategies/guidelines. As part of these requirements, DOE2 energy analysis software is utilized to determine energy use savings and energy cost savings. OLA performs this modeling for all schools.

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