Retrofitting a 1970’s Office Building into a Net-Zero Energy Global Headquarters

Throughout the course of this fast-track project, ASHRAE, the design team, the construction team, and our commissioning agents encountered numerous systems and enclosure challenges with this remodel of an aging office building to meet the requirements of current ASHRAE 90.1 energy goals. During the middle of construction, the project team also had to adjust in real-time in the midst of a global pandemic.

The end goal was to transform ASHRAE’s new headquarters into a living laboratory, demonstrating how aging buildings can be renovated and upgraded cost-effectively into high-performing facilities.

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Cx Energy 2021 Conference + Expo

Case Study: New, Net-Zero Energy ASHRAE Headquarters
April 6 at 2pm

Darren Draper, PE, CxA, LEED AP, Epsten Group

Ginger Scoggins, PE, CxA, FASHRAE, Engineered Designs, Inc.

The new ASHRAE building, located in Technology Park in Peachtree Corners, is a 1970’s era 66,000 sq. ft. building that is being remodeled into a high-efficient, net-zero energy facility to become ASHRAE’s worldwide headquarters.  During the course of the design of the project, the design and commissioning team encountered many envelope and system challenges involving the remodel of an older building and the effort to renovate it to meet the requirements of current ASHRAE 90.1 energy goals, as well as the challenge of designing to a stringent list of owner project requirements.  This presentation will focus on those challenges and how they were addressed by the design and commissioning team in order to meet the project goals.

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