HEA provided M/E/P engineering design and commissioning services to support the renovation of this 170,000-sf, 10-story office tower in Albany, NY.
The project included a 400-ton fluid cooler, state-of-the-art control system, side stream filtration, a bypass system, heat exchanger equipment, and all related piping and pumping infrastructure.
HEA’s design for the building-wide HVAC system featured a building-wide heat pump loop that connects to individual water-source heat pumps to condition the various tenant spaces. High-capacity server room HVAC systems were designed and specified for multiple server rooms located throughout the building to ensure owner and tenant IT needs would be met. A central energy recovery ventilator was sized and specified to provide optimum ventilation for each of the building’s 10 floors that could be provided to tenants on behalf of the owner.
Electrical work included upgrades for power systems and fit outs for floors in phases. Emergency and normal power systems were designed for the fire pumps and emergency lighting systems. The project also included a 4,000-amp switchboard replacement, new utility feed, transformer replacement, an emergency generator on the roof, and an electric fire pump in the basement.
The project also included new high-efficiency fixtures, daylighting design, high-efficiency LED parking lot lighting, and a state-of-the-art control system. The new LED lighting system features wireless controls that control timing, illumination intensity, etc. both automatically and manually.
HEA continues to provide M/E/P support to the owner on an ‘on-call” basis. Recently, HEA developed plans and specifications for the installation of 10-20 heat pumps and ancillary equipment on each floor as well as make up air units and ventilation infrastructure to accommodate the specific requirements of each incoming tenant. HEA also converted the building from secondary to primary electrical service.