To meet the Shore Medical Center’s goal of obtaining LEED® certification, Carrier specified a range of chillers and a web-based integration system for its new Surgical Pavilion, earning the Medical Center a $117,000 rebate from the New Jersey Clean Energy Program™ in the process.
Shore Medical Center, formerly known as Shore Memorial Hospital, provides a broad range of health care services to the people of southern New Jersey. The main campus is located in Somers Point, with a regional Dialysis Center in Northfield, about fourand- a-half miles away. To meet the needs of a diverse population in the 21st century, the hospital leadership decided to add a new Surgical Pavilion where physicians and staff in the facility’s numerous Centers of Excellence could employ the latest technology to provide optimal patient care in safe, comfortable surroundings. The resulting pavilion houses 11 state-of-the-art surgical suites as well as beautifully appointed patient and family areas.
Hospital leadership wanted to maximize energy efficiency in the cooling system of the new facility as one step toward earning LEED certification. Other sustainable features included a white roof and rooftop gardens and the exclusive use of building materials manufactured within 500 miles of Somers Point.
To meet the customer’s efficiency goals, Carrier recommended an “N+1” cooling system in which each component has a backup device for safety and reliability—specifying two 23XRV AquaEdge™ chillers and one 30HXC AquaForce® chiller as an emergency backup. With a peak facility load of 700 tons, the 200-ton 30HXC chiller provides emergency redundancy for either 500-ton 23XRV chiller. The 23XRV chillers have an Integrated Part Load Value (IPLV) of .326 kW/ton, a marker of very high efficiency in operation.
“While the technical capabilities of the i-Vu interface are excellent, it’s the savings—in both time and money—of combining system monitoring, diagnostics, and notification by email that make it an invaluable tool for us.”
—Anthony Carino, Chief Engineer, Shore Medical Center
Darryl Hitchcock, sales manager at Carrier, said, “The 23XRV AquaEdge chillers are so reliable that even when, at start-up, the cooling towers were returning water that was above optimum temperature, the chillers just kept running efficiently while we resolved the situation.”
Carrier also installed an i-Vu®Pro web-based user interface to integrate the new chillers with some existing equipment and the existing BACnet® Building Automation System. Anthony Carino, chief engineer for Shore Medical Center, said, “The trending capabilities of the i-Vu interface are superb: we know at any moment what any given component is doing. In the event of an alarm, the system will alert me by text or email so I can act immediately, and the diagnostics make it simple to determine the problem.
“In addition, the i-Vu interface is a real time- and energy-saver because we can monitor the heat pumps at the Dialysis Center from our offices here on the main campus, which saves us a 20-minute drive each way,” Carino continued. “We can tell immediately whether there is a problem in Northfield, without losing all that valuable time.”
Carino went on to say, “While the technical capabilities of the i-Vu interface are excellent, it’s the savings—in both time and money—of combining system monitoring, diagnostics, and notification by email that make it an invaluable tool for us.”
Shore Medical Center’s efforts to build a sustainable health care facility were rewarded. The 23XRV AquaEdge chillers qualified for a $117,000 rebate from the New Jersey Clean Energy Program, an energy-efficiency initiative of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. Shore Medical Center achieved LEED Silver certification for the new Surgical Pavilion.
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