Prior to providing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering design and fundamental commissioning for Ogilvy’s new DC office, GHT performed an assessment of three buildings where the firm was considering leasing space.
GHT suggested that Ogilvy specify in its lease the amount and flow of outdoor supply air provided to the space by the selected building’s two central variable air volume (VAV) air handling units (AHUs). This minimized the need for supplemental air conditioning needed by the space and eliminated the need to provide additional outdoor air to the space.
The project earned a certification level of Silver under the LEED for Commercial Interiors rating system. Ogilvy’s office consists primarily of open workstations with several closed/private areas including a quiet car for focus work, eight phone rooms, a mother’s room, and 14 small-to-medium conference rooms. The space also features two large conference rooms, numerous informal gathering areas, and a studio for media editing, production, and broadcasting.
A supplemental variable refrigerant volume (VRV) air conditioning unit provides additional cooling capacity to serve the needs of the large conference rooms and media studio. Conditioned air for the rest of the space is regulated by shut-off style VAV terminal units for cooling with electric reheat available for perimeter spaces. Lighting in the space is controlled by occupancy sensors in open areas and vacancy sensors in enclosed rooms.