The Georgia World Congress Center Authority unveiled new upgrades to its engineering systems in late February that will deliver an enhanced visitor experience and reduced energy and water usage throughout the Georgia World Congress Center complex.
Already the largest LEED certified convention center at the LEED Silver level, the new initiatives will likely improve the certification level from Silver to Gold when the Green Building Certification Institute completes its review.
Heery provided engineering design working closely with Trane in ensuring that the design and equipment met the project goals while also allowing for continuous operations of central utilities.
With this project, the Georgia World Congress center achieves reductions in waste and improvements in energy efficiency, as water efficiency that will save millions of gallons of water each year. The project will realize over $1.1 million in energy and water savings for the Georgia World Congress Center Authority.
As the largest energy performance contract in Georgia, financing for the project was made possible through an agreement that allows for the upfront investment in conservation measures to be paid for by the income from the cost savings.
In addition to the energy and water conservation measures implemented, the project also includes the addition of color-changing LED lights located in different public areas of the complex designed to improve the overall guest experience during events.
Heery’s Glenn Jardine, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, joined representatives from the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, Trane, and Griffith Engineering, among other project partners in unveiling this new project.