Transamerica Pyramid

San Francisco, CA

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Project description

The 48 story iconic Transamerica Pyramid building in San Francisco contains over 700,000 sq. ft. of retail and office space. In 2009 we built a 1 MW reciprocating engine cogeneration plant to cover 50% of the building’s electric and thermal load. To this day it runs on a 24/5 schedule at an efficiency of 70%. Timely maintenance service and engine overhauls ensure seamless energy production, and significantly limits unscheduled downtime.

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Project Highlights

Results in energy savings of 4.5 million kilowatt-hours per year

The annual savings in energy costs is $700K

The system covers 50% of building’s electric and thermal loads