The predesign process established a LEED Gold rating as a target benchmark for project performance for this 8-story urban office building. As part of the design team, we immediately focused on pursuing integrated design solutions to reduce energy usage.
Incoming ventilation air is preconditioned by heat and humidity extracted from exhaust air by an enthalpy wheel. Sensors monitor carbon dioxide levels and control fresh air flow directly to each area of the building as needed. The smart building controls help regulate systems for efficient operation.
An ice thermal energy storage system employs load shifting and enables the chillers to operate at peak efficiency. Ice thermal storage also allows the building cooling system to operate off-grid with the support of a backup generator.