The existing powerhouse on Nationwide Children’s main campus was replaced with a new three-story central energy plant with a loading dock. The project involved demolition of an existing building where the new CEP was constructed; relocation and cutover of steam, chilled water and electric mains, which were routed through the building being demolished; and approximately 1,100 lineal feet of utility tunnel, 12 feet wide and ranging from 12 to 14 feet high, for distribution. This tunnel initially served only the new 12-story patient tower, but was designed to complete an entire loop around the campus to serve all buildings. The new plant produces chilled water, 125-PSIG steam and standby power for the hospital campus, as well as distribution for normal power, domestic water and fire protection water to the campus. This project achieved LEED Gold certification.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital is committed to commissioning these facilities and HAWA is contracted to help complete that task. It is the intent of the owner to ensure that each system to be commissioned is systematically tested to optimize building performance. HAWA is committed to document the testing procedures and verify the thorough training of the Facility Engineering and Operations Staff.