Leach Wallace Associates Inc Consulting Engineers: New Patient Tower Silver Spring, Holy Cross Hospital
A new central energy plant was provided to the penthouse of the new bed tower to service the entire campus. The new central energy plant included included a 3,000+ ton chiller plant with variable flow primary pumping systems and rooftop cooking tower yard, 50,000 lb/hr high pressure steam plant with new feed water systems. It also included central air handling systems with energy recovery, general and critical exhaust systems, domestic hot water plant, as well as main electrical distribution rooms, stair pressurization systems, central elevator machine room and smoke purge.
At the basement and ground level floor new central campus normal power distribution, emergency power distribution and paralleling gear room, central fire pump, domestic water booster pump, and steam-to-hot water heating plant. For energy recovery, a 750 ton heat pump chiller was provided, which will pre-cool the campus return chilled water returning to the central plant in the penthouse, and rejects its heat through condenser water to a loop in the heating hot water plant. All major air distribution was delivered to the floors as medium pressure, with air terminal units in the spaces to maintain individual zone loads.
The project was designed to achieve a “certified rating” from the USGBC. In addition, Green Guides for Healthcare (GGHC) Facilities document was utilized to identify a list of proposed sustainable features. This facility is seeking LEED Silver.
Leach Wallace Associates, Inc. is a consulting engineering firm that specializes in mechanical, electrical and plumbing design as well as commissioning services. Our employees have the opportunity to work on a variety of challenging and important projects. With three growing offices in Maryland, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, and with clients in over 21 states and Canada, there is always room to grow and advance within our firm.
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Elkridge, MD 21075
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