Charlottesville, VA

Fontaine Medical Office Building One and 3rd Floor Upfit

Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Engineering
Ground Source Heat Pump Design
LEED Enhanced Commissioning
 

The Medical Office Building is a 70,000 square foot facility constructed to house outpatient clinical services within Fontaine Research Park at UVa. Building tenants include an endocrine clinic, ENT, and a full-service imaging center with CT scan, MRI, X-ray, ultrasound, bone density scanning, and fluoroscopy suites.

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Services

2RW provided services including:

  • Design of a ground source heat pump that uses 100, 310-foot vertical bores beneath the parking lot as the system’s central plant. Energy recovery units capture and transfer 75% of the heating and cooling energy in the exhaust air stream to the incoming fresh air stream. Service hot water for the clinics is also provided by water-to-water heat pumps.
  • Energy-efficient lighting systems which respond automatically to the available daylight, reducing artificial illumination levels when it’s sunny. Occupancy/vacancy sensors control lighting operations throughout the building: they require the occupant to consciously turn lights on but the sensors automatically turn them off when the space is empty.
  • Later, 2RW provided MEP/FP design and LEED Enhanced Commissioning for the upfit of the third floor which included an injection suite.
Results

2RW incorporated many energy efficient strategies in the building design, and it exceeded the energy standards of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 90.1. Since placed in service, the building has demonstrated energy usage half that of other similar buildings in the research park (annual usage per square foot).

Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Engineering
Ground Source Heat Pump Design
LEED Enhanced Commissioning
 

OWNER: University of Virginia Health System

TIMEFRAME: 2001 – 2002; 2008 – 2010

SIZE: 70,000 SF; $21,000 SF Upfit

COST: $6.5 million