The New Brunswick Children’s Specialized Hospital facility is a five-story hospital building that treats children affected by traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and premature birth, as well as other life-changing illnesses and injuries. Designed with input from staff, physicians, nurses, therapists, and families, the hospital is a vibrant, spacious and colorful space. The building was constructed in 2007 and represents around 120,000 ft2 of constructed space.
Energy Efficiency Measures
Reconfiguration and optimization of air handling systems
Replacement of steam humidifiers
Addition of new heat recovery chiller
Connection of the BMS to chiller control network
Conversion to variable flow terminal boxes
Modification of electrical room exhaust fan controls
All the different energy saving measures described above will allow savings of over 1,600,000 kWh as well as over 6,500,000 pounds of steam consumption, for a total of 278,100 USD; representing 34% of the total energy consumption. The proposed project resulted in a 915 MTCDE reduction yearly (Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent), of which 517 tons were due to steam savings and 398 tons to electricity savings.