So, your site is a brownfield, you have no room for an independent central plant building, and you have 2.5 million sq ft of lease space to support. And your tenant is the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. What to do? Like the inventors who submit patent requests, you get creative. A decentralized chiller setup joined by a common piping loop provides versatility. Navigating VAV and OA options just frees you up to tackle the data center and smoke management for the 170-ft-high atrium. Here's how the actual team won the government stamp of approval. By Samuel Brunetto, P.E.,
Karl Decker, and John O'Neill, P.E.
Retrieving every last bit of performance from the system while stopping short of the surge line is no small feat. Dig into sizing, tower selection, chilled water loads and stability, and condenser water management to leave no efficiency stone unturned. Read more in April issue