About This Project

Interchurch Center

BUSINESS:

The Interchurch Center

BUSINESS TYPE:

Class-A Office Facility

LOCATION:

New York, NY

PROJECT SUMMARY:

The Interchurch Center is a 604,557 square-foot high rise building located in New York City that is home to more than seventy community development, educational, intercultural, and religious organizations. The building, which has a rich history dating back to the 1950’s, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower laid the first cornerstone, needed a comprehensive lighting upgrade and full replacement of its dated and nearly obsolete building automation system.

 

PHASE ONE – LED LIGHTING UPGRADE

IoEnergy replaced approximately 10,000 fixtures throughout the 19-story building. The upgrade improved the general aesthetic, while also updating the lighting technology and delivering nearly $585K in annual energy and maintenance savings.

 

PHASE TWO – BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEM UPGRADE

IoEnergy also performed a total replacement of the Interchurch Center’s building automation system. The incredibly complex project required significant engineering and research into all of the building’s processes and operations, including thousands of building management control points. IoEnergy collaborated with the BAS engineering personnel, facility managers and c-level decision makers to address all functional needs, while also meeting energy savings and project financing objectives. The new BAS, built upon flexible, brand agnostic technology, is designed to evolve over time. Further, it replaced an outdated, propriety system that was incompatible with many of the latest developments in BAS tech and could only be serviced and updated by the proprietary developer.

 

70% OF THIS $1 MILLION UPGRADE WAS FINANCED BY CON-EDISON

IoEnergy worked with local utility, Con-Edison, using our expertise in rebate and incentive negotiation to lock in $700K in funding for this project. The lighting and BAS upgrades were completed in parallel with minimal to zero disruption to tenants.

Project Scope:
  • ~10,000 LED Fixture Update
  • Full Building Automation System Replacement
  • Rebate and Incentive Negotiation
  • Facility, Construction, Finance, Management Team. and Board Collaboration
Results:

LED UPGRADE

  • $396,045 Annual Energy Savings
  • $188,588 Annual Maintenance Savings
  • $39,663 HVAC Savings
  • 04-Year ROI Payback
  • 2,084, 451 kWh Saved Annually
  • 287 kW Demand Savings

 

BMS UPGRADE

  • $314,842 Annual Energy Savings
  • $20,721 Annual Gas Savings
  • 18-Year ROI Payback
  • 1,657,061 kWh Saved Annually
  • 24,464 kW Therms Saved Annually