The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) undertook a three-phase renovation of its existing headquarters, updating and reconfiguring 90% of its 75,000 SF space. Due to the timing, size, and scope of the renovation, this project was subject to the DC Green Construction Code. The tenant and design team selected LEED certification as the compliance path for the project.
While the renovation did not replace the building’s existing central plant, all of the existing Variable Air Volume (VAV) boxes were replaced with new units. A portion of the existing ductwork was reused, though nearly all was reconfigured and new ductwork was added as necessary. GHT designed the documents used for both removal and reconfiguration of the upgraded mechanical equipment needed to meet LEED requirements and the ventilation/heating/cooling needs of the renovated tenant areas. New DDC controls for the mechanical system were also installed, replacing the existing pneumatic control system. Supplemental cooling for EEI’s main server room was designed to meet standards for N+1 redundancy.
All of the lighting in the renovated area was upgraded to LED fixtures to improve efficiency and reduce energy consumption.