AlfaTech Big Book: Life Sciences
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BUCK INSTITUTE STEM CELL RESEARCH LAB
Type: Lab, Animal Handling facility Size: 60,000 SF
AlfaTech provided project management, as well as mechanical and electrical engineering services for this project. Systems include the addition of a ground coupled geothermal system, which provides heating and cooling to the new addition and the existing 60,000 SF lab facility. Geothermal ground water at 61 degrees will be used to condition lab fume hood make up air, freeing up 300 tons of cooling from the existing central plant. The additional chilled water tonnage will be used for the new addition. The new geothermal system will provide all cooling & heating for the existing & new 60,000 ft2 lab building, and “no additional tonnage” will be required for the existing central plant. The geothermal system will also save 7,500.000 gallons of water a year from being evaporated via the existing (now decommissioned) cooling towers.
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