Central Heating Plant Upgrades in a Large Facility – A Case Study
Renovation of a building central heating plant to increase energy performance can be an expensive, and sometimes risky, proposition. This case study presentation examines a successful project to upgrade the heating water, steam, and domestic hot water systems in an older, 300,000+ SF, mid-rise building. This case study will address the initial goal-setting process, including the key fundamental decisions; the design process, the key features of the final design, the construction process, the system optimization process, and resulting energy savings. We will focus on general principles for this type of project, specific project strategies, key building systems, obstacles overcome, and the various efforts required to minimize risk and maximize project outcome.
1. Understand the key principles and considerations for replacing heating water boilers, domestic hot water heaters, and steam generators in an existing occupied building.
2. Understand the key strategies for upgrading heating water, domestic hot water, and steam systems in an existing occupied building while minimizing disruptions to occupants and to building operations.
3. Understand the important milestones and phases of a successful central plant replacement project.
4. Evaluate existing building mechanical conditions to establish realistic goals for a successful central plant upgrade project.
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Craig Goodwin, P.E., MBA
Interim Senior Director, Facilities Management
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Mohamad Jamal, P.E. MBA, CxA
President and Chief Mechanical Engineer
A.J. Adam Engineering, LLC