GSA: Alcohol Tobacco Fire-Arms and Explosives (ATF) | Building HVAC
Performance Study | Washington, DC
Setty diagnosed HVAC operations, and proposed measures that will correct temperature control and air distribution problems within the ATF Headquarters building.
An award winning design (by Moshe Sofdie & Associates) that is only a few years old, effective space temperature control has been a prominent issue, and the building far exceeds its designed energy-use target. Additionally, the HVAC system, an Under-Floor Air Distribution (UFAD) system, is integrating the poorly sealed architectural system, further complicating the issue.
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) | Facilities Assessment Study |
Setty performed a Facility Assessment related to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems for the FDA leased portion of the Tech Center. We studied the occupancy requirements of FDA-CDRHTV Studio, and its associated support spaces, and generated a report assessing the general condition of the building systems, identifying deficiencies, and recommending the most cost-effective repair/replacement strategies.
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Setty provided Facility Assessment Reports for the following 15 District of Columbia Buildings:
Washington Highlands Library | Facility Condition Assessment + New Bldg Design |
Setty performed a thorough architectural condition assessment, MEP assessment, and code review of the 17,120 gsf library. We conducted a Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) on the building systems, including roofing, piping, HVAC, electrical, fire protection, architectural and structural systems. All systems were monitored, and ADA compliance was addressed in a report. The code violations, building recommendations and upgrade costs were submitted to DC Public Libraries, and the costs were run through life-cycle costing. The results concluded that the library was best served by being demolished and a new library built to modern standards.
NEW BUILDING DESIGN
Setty's work contined on to the new building design, and as part of teh A/E team, performed design and related services, including drawings and specifications for new construction of The Washington Highland Library. This brand new 23,168 sf library is a showcase of integrated design and advanced thermal comfort systems, anticipated to receive a LEED Silver rating, and boasts the latest technologically advanced heating and cooling systems and variable refrigerant flow. Additional LEED strategies incorporated include daylight harvesting, high-performance glazing, envelope light fins/shelves, green roofs, T-5 lighting, advanced-lighting controls, high-efficiency heat pumps, demand-control ventilation, heat-recovery wheels, dedicated outside air system that modulates based on occupancy, and sustainable materials.
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Visitation Academy | Building Condition Assessment | Frederick, MD
Setty provided Physical Needs Assessment for 14 Buildings:
GSA, Blair House | Building Evaluation Report | Washington, DC
GSA, Kenneth B. Keating Fed Bldg | Retro Commissioning + Condition Assessment |
The Eccles building is approximately 291,700 gsf in size, including five floors, the concourse level, and the sub-basement level. Setty was contracted by the Federal Reserve Board to conduct a Facility Condition Assessment of the building and its support systems.
Setty’s scope of work included the following: