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LEED® / COMMISSIONING (Cx) PROJECTS

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Pinellas County Public Safety Facilities and
Centralized Communications Center - Largo, FL

Pinellas Co. Public Works Complex
Photo taken February 3, 2015

CEA provided Enhanced Commissioning services for this new
233,100 sq. ft. building. The building houses the County’s new
emergency operations center, emergency communications and
911 call center, sheriff’s administrative / operational headquarters and
dispatch center, and emergency medical services.

The project received LEED Certification on July 21, 2015. 

The systems commissioned include: 500-ton centrifugal chillers, geothermal
condenser water loop, a 500-ton air cooled chiller which will be used as
back up, redundant chilled water primary and emergency loops, chilled water
VAV air handlers with electric resistance heat located in the VAV boxes, chilled
water blower coil / fan coil units with electric strip heat, chilled water computer room
air conditioning units, exhaust/relief fans, commercial kitchen hoods and their
associated supply and exhaust fans, instant hot water heaters
/ storage tank water heaters, and chilled water and condenser water pumps.

Pasco County Utilities Administration Building - CEA provided
Enhanced Commissioning Services
under the LEED BD+C: New Construction
v2 LEED 2.2 rating systems for this new 49,995 sq. ft. building in Land O' Lakes, FL.

This project received LEED Silver Certification in February 2016.

Systems commissioned included DX VAV rooftop units, DX ductless split systems,
exhaust fans, building pressure relief operations, demand control ventilation,
and the building management system .


Duke Energy Distribution Control Center - CEA provided LEED
Enhanced
Commissioning services for this approximately 24,000 sq. ft.
single-level building located in St. Petersburg, FL.

This project pursued Silver Certification under the LEED 2009 for New Construction
and Major Renovations Rating System.  The systems commissioned included: three
80-ton air cooled chillers, two redundant 10-ton chilled water VAV air handlers with
energy recovery units, two redundant 71-ton chilled water VAV air handlers, VAV boxes
with electric resistance heat, five DX ductless split systems, two chilled water computer
room air handling units, exhaust fan(s), fire/smoke damper(s), lighting controls which comprised
of occupancy and vacancy sensors, one kitchen hood, and the building management system.

Polk State College Chain of Lakes High School in Winter Haven, FL -
CEA was retained to provide Enhanced Commissioning for this school which
received a LEED Gold Certification under the LEED for Schools rating system.
This 15,000 square foot building was built to be the permanent home for the high
school. Some of the design aspects for the building included a high-efficiency
building envelope, cistern collecting rain water, day lighting controls, and
a high efficiency HVAC. The project was completed in 2011.

Chain of Lakes High School
Photo courtesy of Straughn Trout Architects LLC
http://www.straughntrout.com/

City of Lakeland Solid Waste - CEA provided Enhanced Commissioning for this
project which received LEED Gold Certification for New Construction in May 2013.
The systems commissioned included four high efficiency split systems, exhaust fans,
lighting controls which incorporated occupancy sensors and daylighting controls, domestic
electric hot water heater, and the building automation system (controlled devices, control
loops and system integration).  A follow up visit to the site was performed approximately
10 months after occupancy to ensure that the systems continue to operate as intended.


Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) 21st Avenue in Tampa, FL -
CEA provided Enhanced Commissioning services for this 25,000 s.f. facility
which consisted of an 11,000 s.f. addition and a 14,000 s.f. existing building that was
renovated. This project received its LEED for New Construction 2009
Silver Certification
on March 24, 2014.

The systems commissioned consisted of an existing 55 Ton air cooled chiller,
2 existing chilled water pumps, 2 existing chilled water air handling units,
new VAV boxes, 2 new energy recovery units, a new 40 ton packaged
chiller with integral pumping package, 1 new chilled water air handler,
2 computer room a/c units, exhaust/supply fans, and an existing water heater.


VA VISN at Franklin Templeton
in St. Petersburg, FL - CEA was retained
to be the LEED Administrator and the Commissioning Authority for this
37,062 sq. ft. renovation of an existing building.  Although the goal initially
was to obtain LEED Certification, enough points were earned to achieve
LEED Silver Certification in January 2012. As part of the LEED Administrator
work, CEA also performed the Energy Model, documenting the project’s
energy cost under the 2009 Commercial Interiors rating system. 

The project utilized high efficiency lighting and controls, high efficiency
water fixtures in the tenant space, energy star rated equipment, and
furniture and finishes which were in compliance with the LEED requirements.

VA Visn Conference Room
Photo taken May 11, 2011


Magnify Credit Union (formerly Community First Credit Union)
in Lakeland, Florida was awarded the LEED Gold Certification by USGBC
under the New Construction rating system. CEA provided Mechanical
and Plumbing design and the Energy Model for this project. This building was
touted as Florida's First "Net Zero Energy" Commercial Building. Some of the work
done here included a gray water system for the restrooms, low consumption/low
flow fixtures, high efficiency air handling units, and a large array
of photovoltaic panels (see second picture below).

Magnify Credit Union1

Photos taken August 5, 2009

Magnify panels


Largo Community Center - received a LEED NC Platinum rating in
March 2011. As of that date, there were only 3 other LEED NC Platinum rated
buildings in the state of Florida. CEA provided Mechanical design, Plumbing
design, and Fire Protection design for this new construction project, as well as
the Energy Model. The HVAC System for this 27,684 square foot building
contained air cooled chillers, a central station air handling unit, energy recovery
units, VAV boxes, duct silencers, and a state-of-the-art HVAC Control system.

Largo CC
Photo taken November 24, 2010

The Plumbing System consisted of a high efficiency gas water heater for the kitchen
and a passive solar water heating system for the main restrooms. The plumbing
fixtures selected reduced the estimated water consumption by 43%.

This building won the prestigious Innovative Architecture and Design
Award
from Recreation Management Magazine and is featured
in their May 2011 issue. http://www.recmanagement.com/201105aw1d.php


Mosaic
Building Corporate Headquarters - Lake Hutto, Florida - Built in
Lake Hutto, Florida as the headquarters for Mosaic's phosphate business unit
and supply chain group, CEA provided the Enhanced Commissioning and
was also the LEED Administrator for this 110,000 square foot, 4-story building.
Mosaic received a LEED Gold Certification under the New Construction
rating system for this building in November 2011 .

One of the interesting aspects of this project is the high reflectivity, low heat-gain glazing,
used to maintain low heat loads on the mechanical system and decrease utility demand.

Mosaic HQ Bldg 1

Photos taken January 28, 2010

Mosaic HQ Bldg. 2

 

Progress Energy Operations Center - Wildwood, FL
At approximately 27,000 square feet, this building is the new Northern Transmission
Headquarters and Emergency Control Center for Progress Energy. CEA provided
Fundamental Commissioning for this project.  It was awarded LEED Silver
Certification
under New Construction Version 2.2 rating system on January 31, 2011.
This was the first LEED project for Progress Energy, and they followed shortly
afterwards with one in Crystal River, FL.

PE
Photo taken September 01, 2010

Some of the design aspects included: high efficiency air cooled chiller,
variable volume air handling unit, premium efficiency chilled water pumps,
an energy recovery ventilator, high efficiency ductless split systems,
use of non-CFC/HCFC based refrigerants, emergency back-up generator,
outside airflow monitoring station, building management system,
water efficient landscaping, high efficiency building envelope, and lighting.

Progress Energy Crystal River - LEED Enhanced Commissioning
CEA was the Commissioning Authority for this new construction. This project
received LEED Silver Certification under the New Construction rating system.

Some of the design aspects of the building included: DX VAV RTUs, constant
volume DX RTUs serving the IT Rooms, roof mounted exhaust fans, low flow water
fixtures, high efficiency building envelope and kitchen, lab, and welding hoods.

Sarasota County Fire Station #3 - LEED Enhanced Commissioning
CEA was the Commissioning Authority for this 7,200 square foot new
construction fire station. This project received LEED Silver Certification
under the New Construction rating system.

Some of the design aspects of the building included: high efficiency air handling units,
high efficiency building envelope, gray water systems for irrigation and restrooms,
solar hot water heating, low flow/low consumption plumbing fixtures, non CFC/HCFC
refrigerants, and high efficiency lighting with occupancy sensors.

Sarasota Fire Station 3
Photo taken October 08, 2009


Sarasota County Fire Station #15
LEED Enhanced Commissioning
This fire station is approximately 8,190 square feet and it received a
LEED Silver Certification under the New Construction (NC V2.2) rating system
on March 02, 2011. CEA was the Commissioning Authority for this project.

 Some of the design aspects of the building included: high efficiency air
handling units, high efficiency building envelope, gray water systems
for irrigation and restrooms, solar hot water heating, low flow/low consumption
plumbing fixtures, non CFC/HCFC refrigerants, high efficiency lighting
with occupancy sensors, and outside air monitoring. 

Sarasota Fire Station 15
Photo taken December 08, 2009


St. Petersburg Fire Station #8
- Fundamental Commissioning
At approximately 4,340 square feet, this fire station in St. Petersburg, Florida
received LEED Gold Certification under the New Construction
rating system on March 01, 2012 . 

Some of the design aspects of the building include: high efficiency variable refrigerant
flow heat pumps, use of non-CFC/HCFC based refrigerants, an energy recovery wheel,
increased outside air ventilation (30% more than required by ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004),
high efficiency building envelope, lighting occupancy sensors, and reduced exterior lighting pollution.

FS8
Photo taken October 18, 2011

Celebration C5 Office Building - At approximately 103,189 square feet,
this office building in Celebration, Florida was awarded the LEED Gold
Certification
by the U.S. Green Building Council under the Core & Shell
rating system. CEA provided the Energy Model for this project.

Some of the design aspects of the building included: high efficiency variable
air volume packaged rooftop units, use of non-CFC/HCFC based refrigerants,
Energy Recovery wheels for the units serving high occupancy areas,
outside air monitoring station, CO2 sensors in high occupancy areas,
building energy management system with optimum start and stop controls,
high efficiency building envelope, and lighting occupancy sensors.

Kyra InfoTech, Inc. - Lakeland, Florida - received a LEED for New Construction
certificate in August 2011. CEA provided the Energy Model for this project. Some of
the design aspects included: high efficiency building envelope, high efficiency
air handling units, water efficient landscaping, and low consumption/low flow fixtures.

Kyra Infotech
Rendering courtesy of Furr & Wegman Architects, P.A.
http://www.furrandwegman.com/

 

GSA Office Building Jacksonville - CEA provided LEED Administrative services
for this 40,286 s.f. building in Jacksonville, FL which was LEED Certified
under the 2009 version of the LEED Commercial Interiors rating system.

 

 

LAST UPDATED 03/29/17- KAF