Vi at Bentley Village

Emergency Generator Replacement, Design

Emergency Generator Replacement, Design - Naples, FL


This Continuing Care Retirement Community in Naples, FL, includes independent living, assisted living, memory support, and skilled nursing units, as well as community amenities. GBA provided MEP engineering design services for replacement of an emergency generator serving the care center building.


Formerly part of the Classic Residence by Hyatt group, Vi at Bentley Village was originally opened in the late 1980s. Grumman|Butkus replaced a small indoor generator that served only life safety loads with an outdoor generator sized to carry the full load for the care center building.The generator serves existing emergency power loads, as well as the building’s air conditioning, kitchen equipment, dining rooms, and common areas.

GBA’s engineering design services included:

  • Demolition of systems associated with the existing indoor generator and fuel oil system, including tanks, pumps, controls, and so on.
  • Installation of a new fuel oil system, including above-ground storage tank appropriately sized for the new generator, plus piping, day tank, and controls.
  • Fire protection tasks, including modification of the sprinkler layoutin the existing generator room.
  • Demolition of the existing generator and installation of a new diesel-fueled generator with factory-installed sound attenuation
  • Installation of a new 480V emergency distribution switchboard in the existing generator room, plus new automatic transfer switches and additional distribution equipment required to serve both the existing life safety loads and non-life safety loads during normal power outages.

GBA designed the project and helped the client find appropriate installation contractors, review bids, and coordinate construction.