PROJECT CASE STUDY
Peak Demand Management for High Traffic Mall Property
One mall complex with 160 retailers
1,400,000 Sq. Ft.
Demand Reduction, Even in the Summer Heat
The Woodlands Mall is a bi-level, enclosed shopping center located 30 miles north of Houston. The mall was renovated in 2004 and since then General Growth Properties has included Woodlands in the energy management upgrade plans that span their entire portfolio. OTI is master systems integrator of record for GGP working to design and implement energy and demand management programs, controls retrofits and analytics.
GGP selected Woodlands Mall for a peak demand management pilot project in early 2017. By reducing energy usage in common areas during the utility company’s pre-determined peak hours, Woodlands could experience significant overall energy cost reductions. OTI managed the development and integration of a third party, automatic demand control program for the HVAC system based on electrical consumption created custom for the property by Kodaro. The demand management program uses SkySpark for system monitoring and notification, Niagara for building automation control and BACnet and Modbus for communication protocols across controllers.