Tech Way

Description of Facility and Operations

Tech Way is a 44,107 square foot two-story office building located at 8520 Tech Way, San Diego, CA 92123. The building is primarily a mix of office space and conference rooms, where the second floor is primarily open office space and the first floor is a mix of open office space, private offices, and a large conference room.

Two rooftop direct expansion (DX) air handler units (AHUs) are scheduled from 5am to 6pm Mon to Fri and 8am to 5pm on weekends, though the building is not typically used on weekends. Zone controllers for HVAC equipment are a mix of brands leading to the overall control system being difficult to maintain for the facilities staff. Boiler and pumps are overridden and operate 24/7. Interior and exterior lighting are all non-LED.

Benchmarking

- Tech Way spends $5.09/sq. ft. for utilties.

- The building's energy use per square foot is 26% higher than the national median energy use intensity for offices.

Key Opportunities

• The zone controllers are various ages and brands, leading to issues when special schedules are put in place. Replacing them would give the facility staff more confidence in their BAS.