This building was designed and constructed to accommodate a high-power computing system and the extensive HVAC system required to cool it. The building was modified to allow for cooling by introducing outside air into the mechanical system. This modification will save the owner millions in operating costs.
- The existing 268,000 s.f. computer science research center was modified to provide an alternative to the existing forced-air cooling system for the computer rooms. This alternative consists of an upgrade of the mechanical cooling system to provide “Free-Air Cooling” when exterior temperatures permit.
- The project involves providing an exterior louver system in the building’s cladding and new exhaust fans to the roof. All work was designed and coordinated to allow the facility to remain fully functional during construction.