October 1, 2005
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.