Caesars Palace Octavius Tower and Convention Center

Caesars Palace Octavius Tower and Convention Center

Project Details

Building Type:

    Mixed Use


Location

    Las Vegas, Nevada


Square Footage

    1,178,600


Project Type

    Energy Analysis; LEED Energy Analysis

Project Team

Owner:

Owner: Harrah’s

Architect:

Architect: Bergman Walls & Associates and Marnell Architecture

Mechanical:

JBA Consulting Engineers

Electrical:

JBA Consulting Engineers

Contractor:

Keating Building Corporation

CX Agent:

Caesars Palace Octavius Tower and Convention Center

Harrah’s has expanded their convention facilities and created new guest accommodations at the Caesars Palace Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The convention center and the Octavius Tower were completed as separate but interconnected projects. The 500,000 square foot convention center is a conference and entertainment center while the Octavius Tower is a 678,600 square foot hotel tower containing over 650 individual guest rooms. Both the convention center and the Octavius Tower have achieved LEED Silver certification.

Both of the buildings have been designed to be energy efficient in order to increase energy savings.
The Project Team developed an iterative design to optimize envelope, glazing, HVAC, lighting design, building orientation, and system capabilities. Variable speed drives and programmable logic controllers on the air and fluid pumping systems increase efficiency and reduce energy use. The natural-gas-fired boilers and electric centrifugal water-cooled chillers with induced-draft, counter-flow, cooling towers were selected to enhance efficiency of the central plant. The new water-cooled centrifugal chillers have an efficiency of 0.58 kW/ton while the boilers have a nominal efficiency of 85%. Lighting modeling has been conducted to provide optimum lighting levels with minimum energy consumption. The building incorporates wireless lighting control systems and occupancy sensors for all office spaces, and enhanced lighting systems with intelligent relay panels to control lighting. High-efficiency lamping schedules guarantee further energy efficiency through the widespread use of CFL’s, induction lighting, LED’s, and T5-HO lamps. Enhanced mechanical systems, including zoning controls and thermal sensors, minimize cooling loads and unnecessary energy usage. Additionally, water efficient fixtures have reduced water use by 21% below existing code, thereby reducing energy required for domestic hot water.

As a result of these measures, the new convention center will achieve approximately 18.6% in annual savings as compared to standard minimally compliant code ASHRAE 90.1-2004 (Appendix G) buildings. This results in annual electric and utility savings of approximately 1.45 million kWh and $125,000 per year respectively. The Octavius Tower will achieve approximately 25.1% in annual savings as compared to standard minimally compliant code ASHRAE 90.1-2004 (Appendix G) buildings. This results in annual electric and utility savings of approximately 1.68 million kWh and $155,000 per year respectively. Quest Energy Group was responsible for the energy modeling of the two buildings.

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