The Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center was built in 1974 to provide care for psychiatric patients of Boston's low-income community. The 10-story, 200,000-sq-ft hospital was equipped with two steam-driven, single-stage absorbers rated at 528 tons each providing 100% backup for the design load.
Four steam-to-water heat exchangers provided the facility's heat and hot water. A Boston utility company supplied steam for both cooling and heating. Within the building, hot water was supplied to three separate zones including air-handling units, induction units, and perimeter radiators, as well as a domestic hot water storage tank.