Gary Valcourt CHFM

Valcourt is senior director of capital planning and management for Umass Memorial Medical Center.

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Health Care Renovations: A Chilling Process

By BNP Media Staff and Gary Valcourt CHFM
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When UMass Memorial Health Care began planning a demolition/renovation to fit out 14,000 sq ft of mixed space for a new clinic, the assumption was that an additional 80 to 120 tons of cooling capacity would be needed. But in the current economic climate, the administration had to ask: Is there an effective alternative solution? From assessing the infrastructure to the effects of rebalancing the entire chilled water system, see what went into their final conclusion and plan of action.
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