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    After just one year since the BIM coordination process began, the Energy Air team recently completed the successful start-up and commissioning of the chilled water HVAC system for Adventist Health System’s new Solutions Center building in Altamonte Springs, Fla. The six-story structure comprises nearly 200,000 square feet with additional work on the roof.

    The project includes a 775-ton chilled water mechanical system and a building automation system that is performing multiple functions for the site operator. In addition to allowing the owner to simultaneously control occupant comfort and maintain building efficiency, the building operator also has access to interfaces such as building security and access, lighting and emergency power.

    Exceptional coordination with multiple trades during preconstruction, construction and the commissioning process enabled the team to provide this owner with a single point of access for all systems relevant to the day-to-day building operations.

    This new building will house the company’s information technology ­division, and therefore, the data center is a critical feature of the building. Four in-row cooling units and seven computer room air conditioners (CRACs) were installed to help remove heat and regulate temperature in this room. In addition, a manual override panel was installed. This panel enables a manual shut-down to the chilled water of air handlers on certain floors in the event of a power outage, so the data center can maintain its cooling. This additional safety measure ensures the owner will suffer no data center downtime.

    This project is the second phase of Adventist Health System’s relocation into one centralized campus, named the Mardian J. Blair Administrative Center. The adjacent headquarters building was completed by Energy Air in late 2011. The general contractor for the project is Brasfield & Gorrie General Contractors, and the installed mechanical value is approximately $4 million.

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