New central plant includes a chiller plant, boiler plant, and emergency generators. The plant building is a new stand-alone building separate from the existing hospital, which allowed the existing chillers, boilers, and emergency generators to remain operational until construction of the new plant and the piped utilities were complete.
G/BA performed extensive acoustic analysis, and significant sound treatment was incorporated in the design to comply with stringent local noise criteria. We also performed a computational fluid dynamics re-ingestion study to predict any potential adverse effects of effluent discharged from the plant in the existing hospital. This study determined the minimum height needed for the boiler stack.
|2006 Regional Technology Award, ASHRAE Region VI (first place)|
|2005 Excellence in Engineering Award, ASHRAE Illinois Chapter|