Client: Surewest Communications
Facility Type: Communication Equipment and Office
Location: Sacramento, California
Surewest was faced with a dilemma. Their water cooled chiller plant was no longer functioning and their new air cooled chiller plant would not supplement their buildings' load during peak conditions. Original proposals were nearly double their budget and required an extensive amount of piping to join a new water cooled plant with the existing water cooled.
Using value engineering IES proposed a plan to utilize equipment Surewest had in storage and a "split loop design," to meet all of their needs and stay within their original budget. Surewest can now function utilizing either plant individually or both plants simultaneously. This allows for the redundancy they wanted and the capacity they needed all at their fingertips through their building management system.