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2013 FMD Achievement Award Winners PAGE Sustainability: Cherokee County (N.C.) School District Sustainability: Leon County, Fla. Renovations & Retrofits: Mississippi State University Renovations & Retrofits: Orlando Health Financial Management: Lee Cty. Port Authority/SW Fla. International Airport Financial Management: Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Personnel Management: University of Michigan Personnel Management: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center All 2013 FMD Achievement Award Entries

Renovations & Retrofits: Orlando Health

By Dan Hounsell, Editor Facilities Management   Article Use Policy

Orlando Health

South Seminole Hospital was built in 1984 but by 2013 was reaching the point at which its infrastructure — including air handlers, chillers, generators, medical gas systems, and supporting equipment — was well beyond end of life. The only newer components were two 450-ton chillers, a 750-kilowatt generator, and a replacement air handler. Following upgrades by the engineering and facilities team to power systems, HVAC components, and medical-air systems, the hospital now has the latest type EPSS system with paralleling gear, a modern chilled-water and support system, a reliable medical-air system, and two new air handlers. The renovations and retrofits delivered energy redundancy, control, reliability, and efficiency to hospital operations.

posted on 10/9/2013