Howard Hughes Center, which consists of 5 commercial buildings in Los Angeles, annual energy consumption is expected to be reduced by over 10%. This represents 2,059,195 kWh in yearly energy savings which adds up to potentially over $5,000,000 in savings over the 12-year warranty period of the 3M window film.
Calculating the Energy Savings
The Howard Hughes Center project presented a sizeable energy-savings opportunity. The estimated annual savings are approximately 10.51% of the annual energy costs. When you consider the expected 2,059,195 kWh in yearly energy savings, the decision is an easy one for serious-minded commercial property owners who need a reliable way to offset rising energy costs. “It really doesn’t make sense NOT to do it,” Brad Campbell, President of Campbell Window Film, insisted.
Choosing the Right Solution
The project got the green light for Campbell Window Film to install 3M Night Vision 25 window film on 225,000 square feet of glass. The Campbell team completed the project ahead of schedule. “I expect the tenants are happy knowing that the Howard Hughes Center is working hard to offset the ever-rising costs of electricity and mitigate rate hikes,” Brad stressed.
With more commercial building managers and property owners becoming aware of the energy crisis and realizing the many benefits of installing energy-efficient window film on the aging buildings in their portfolio, Los Angeles may be well on its way to reclaiming the coveted title of Greenest Big City in the U.S.
Support from the City of Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge (LABBC), is part of a Los Angeles County competition to demonstrate 20% energy and water savings by 2020 in existing buildings. The LABBC offers opportunities for local and national recognition, as well as a range of free services to buildings that take the challenge. Los Angeles is endeavoring to regain its energy upgrades momentum, and to lower demand on the energy grid by incentivizing existing buildings to upgrade systems, and install energy saving technologies such as window film. The Howard Hughes Center quickly responded to this challenge with a solar window film installation.
Demonstrating the Energy Savings
Before installation took place, Campbell Window Film was tasked by the building’s management team with demonstrating the energy-savings and monetary benefits of installing window film. “We did test panels, proof-of-technology tests and BTU readings. We ran an energy analysis for each of the five buildings which showed a huge potential energy savings,” said Campbell. The results were analyzed and verified by a third party energy consulting firm.
- Location: Howard Hughes Center
- Buildings:6080, 6060, 6100, 6701, 6601 Center Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90045
- Contractor: Campbell Window Film
- Type of Window Film: 3M Night Vision 25
- Square Feet of Film Installed: 225,000 Square Feet
- Yearly Energy Savings: 2,104,526 kWh
- Estimated Annual Savings: Approximately 10.51%
- Rebate: (LADWP Los Angeles Department of Water and Power)