Optimized Systems was contracted early in the construction phase to commission the mechanical and controls systems of this highly-specialized building with unique and diverse spaces and uses. The mechanical system consists of two air handling units (AHU) served by an on-site air-cooled chiller and gas-fired boilers. Individual spaces are served by hot water reheat variable volume boxes and individual controls.
Several issues were identified during functional performance testing that were affecting the system’s ability to properly condition challenging spaces. Relying on the company’s mechanical and controls expertise, Optimized Systems was able to work with the design engineer and the controls contractor to devise and implement a more effective sequence of operation that enabled the system to perform as intended, and more efficiently. Optimized Systems worked with the owner to monitor utility bills the first year of operation to ensure the system was operating as efficiently as it was designed to perform.