Project Scope: This healthcare facility is 217,000sf in total and consumes a great amount of energy on a daily basis. The goal of this project was to improve the energy efficiency of the Veterans Home. The entire project is being completed while the building is fully occupied and operational. There are over three hundred permanent residents and up to a hundred staff members on site every day. Extreme caution has to be taken to ensure the safety of all, while at the same time, limiting the disruption of daily activities as much as possible.
There are four major components to this project; the GeoThermal Well System, Mechanical Upgrades and Efficiencies, Electrical Upgrades and Efficiencies, and Building Envelope Upgrades and Efficiencies. This project is extremely complex and requires a great team of people and subcontractors to complete.
Interesting Notes: The Mechanical upgrages and effienciencies include all of the interior equipment for the GeoThermal Well System as well as insulation of approximatley 5,000lf of piping, insulation of existing ductwork, upgrades to exiting AHU and ERV Units, a new exhaust and fire suppression system for the kitchen, all new controls for the majority of the building and new energy efficient toilets and faucets. Most of this work is completed above the ceiling and in Mechanical rooms.