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Integrated Commissioning for a Large Medical Facility
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The energy costs of heating, ventilating and air conditioning usually represents a large portion of the utility bills for a medical facility. One large, modem medical center located in the hot and humid region of southern Texas includes clinic areas, inpatient areas, critical areas, diagnostic areas, and pharmacy and a research center. An integrated commissioning of the HVAC system was performed for this building. The commissioning activities improved the building comfort conditions and reduced the utility costs by $225,000 for seven months during the commissioning periods and four months following the major commissioning completion. Some unique optimized control strategies were developed and implemented in the control system. This paper describes the commissioning activities and the results.
Zhu, Y.; Batten, T.; Turner, W. D.; Claridge, D. E.; Giebler, T.; Liu, M.; Zhou, J.; Cameron, C.; Keeble, B.; Hirchak, R. (2000). Integrated Commissioning for a Large Medical Facility. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from