DOT Region 9 - Equipment Management Facility

Project

Design services provided through NYS Office of General Services. Construction of a 56,000 SF facility that is used for the repair and maintenance of heavy equipment utilized by the New York State Department of Transportation for highway maintenance. The building was constructed following the LEED requirements for green/sustainable design in order to satisfy NYS Executive Order 111.

M/E Role

Designing state-of-the-art mechanical systems incorporating green/sustainable features to optimize energy efficiency. The project features sixteen geo-thermal wells serving a 35-ton ground coupled heat pump system. In addition, 30 kW of photovoltaic cells and a 60 kW micro-turbine with waste heat recovery were incorporated to reduce peak electrical demand. Other design features of the facility were Low-E Glass, sunscreens, optimum building orientation, and an in-floor radiant heating system for the maintenance bays. A complete automatic sprinkler system was sized through hydraulic calculations to protect the entire building including office spaces, parts storage areas, vehicle repair bays, paint spray booth, sand blast booth and miscellaneous usage areas.

Challenges

Designing a building which functioned as a transportation facility, yet effectively incorporated all the necessary features following LEED requirements to satisfy NYS Executive Order 111, and as part of the NYSERDA Grant for Implementation of Energy Features.

Location:
Kirkwood, New York