Ann Arbor, MI
The University of Michigan, one of the nation’s premier research institutions, planned to build a #120-million research center adjacent to its Eye Center.
Peter Basso Associates provided MEP engineering design services for the Brehm Tower, which was completed in 2010. The Brehm Diabetes Research Center is an eight-story, 220,000 square foot research and clinical tower located next to the existing Eye Center on Wall Street on The University of Michigan’s, Ann Arbor’s campus.
The mechanical scope of work includes design of a new heating system using five steam boilers. Three boilers are low pressure steam for HVAC use and two boilers are medium pressure steam for process use. A new cooling system is comprised of two approximate 700-ton chillers for non-critical use including clinical/office, laboratory and laboratory equipment rooms; and two approximate 450-ton chillers to serve critical loads including operating rooms, vivarium, cold room condenser water, and IDF/server rooms. The design also included new air handling units and humidification systems. A micro-processor-based building automation system (BAS) utilizing direct digital controls (DDC) monitors, controls and optimizes the operation of the new HVAC systems.
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