We provided MEP engineering consultation services for this new 60,000 GSF office facility. The scope of work included engineering evaluation of proposed systems, energy modeling to optimize building layout, and MEP design to increase building performance and reduce energy cost.
From our energy use evaluation of the building, we could actually model the HVAC systems and could clearly see the load profile for the building based on the time of day and time of year. This data was used to size the HVAC systems so we could optimize performance in both winter and summer.
The final design included two 40-ton variable air volume units tied together using a common supply plenum. This allowed for single unit operation during light cooling loads, which reduced energy cost.
Lighting systems included T8 fluorescent fixtures with electronic ballast to reduce operating cost and heat load to the space. The building power systems included higher than normal plug-watt density because of the proposed building usage which included high densities of computer and medical equipment.
Value added services provided under this project included testing and balancing, control system commissioning, control system design, owner training, and development of operation and maintenance manuals.