Featured Projects


HVAC Commissioning Services 

Long Island City, NY

UOVO | HVAC Commissioning Services | Long Island City, NY

As part of the UOVO 41-54 22nd Street Art Storage Facility Project, Setty was contracted to provide partial Mechanical Systems Commissioning services to Art Deluxe for this climate controlled building in, Queens, NY. The purpose of the commissioning was to ensure the smooth progression of the construction project, and the proper completion and testing of the mechanical systems.

The facility is an art storage space for private individuals and institutions, such as museums. This type of storage requires a conditioning and control strategy with a high degree of precision and redundancy in order to prevent temperature or humidity swings that could result in damage to the art. The facility is six stories, and Setty is responsible for commissioning the controls system, rooftop outdoor air system, and a sample of the heating and cooling equipment in the spaces. Mechanical equipment includes gas and electric humidity generators, direct expansion cooling, and gas and electric heating.

Setty is providing commissioning services for the mechanical systems and controls, including helping to design robust sequences of operations, and to train facilities personnel to conduct functional performance testing on future projects with similar equipment. The commissioning project will provide UOVO with turned-over systems that are high performing and reliable, maximizing their value and sharing the expertise to bring future projects to completion just as successfully.

MGM National Harbor

Energy Modeling Services 

Prince Georges County, MD

MGM National Harbor | Energy Modeling Services | Prince Georges County, MD

The land developed for National Harbor was previously Salubria Plantation, built in 1827 by Dr John H. Bayne. The plantation house burned down in 1981 and was offered for sale along with the surrounding land. The land was sold in 1984 and in 1994 was rezoned for mixed-use development. National Harbor is a census-designated place along the Potomac River in Prince George's County, Maryland just south of Washington, D.C. near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

The most anticipated development project in Prince George’s County will see the garage going up first, followed by the main entertainment area, which will have a glass-ceiling conservatory, outdoor terrace and 21-story, 300-room hotel tower. Setty provided energy modeling services for the MGM building and garage. Setty’s scope includes LEED Credits EAp2 and EAc1.

Village Center 

MEP/FP Building Design 

Arlington, VA

Village Center | MEP/FP Building Design | Arlington, VA 

Setty’s scope of services include MEP/FP building design for new mixed use project of approximately 378,000 gsf of residential area, 77,900 gsf of commercial retail, 20,000 sf of urban plaza and 244,200 gsf of parking space. The project consists of 360 units, grocery store and inline retail.

 Fire alarm and fire suppression design for garage is included in the scope of work.

Gallaudet University Residence Hall

MEP/FP Design + Geothermal + LEED

Washington DC

Gallaudet University Residence Hall | MEP/FP Design + Geothermal + LEED | 
Washington DC

Setty provided MEP/FP and BIM Integrated 3D design services for a new 60,000 sf student dormitory/residence hall. The design included a 105.3 ton Geothermal system and was designed for LEED Gold. The project is in the first phase of two, designed as a 350 bed Freshman living and learning center that will enliven the heart of the campus.

Phase I encompasses the development of a living-learning residence hall for 175 freshman students in semi-suite style units.

This project won the 2013 Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Award!


DC New 400 E St Fire Station

MEP Design

Washington, DC

DC New 400 E St Fire Station | MEP Design | Washington, DC

Setty designed the MEP systems for the new 18,000 sf Fire Engine Company 13. Housed in a 10 floor hotel, this interesting mixed use project required designing systems for the two floors the new fire station would occupy.

Scope of services included:

  • Mechanical loads based on new layout. 
  • Selection of mechanical units and layout in new mechanical rooms. 
  • Ventilation air delivery concept from unit on roof to louver at fire station level.
  • Layout of the make-up air unit and exhaust for kitchen/pantry.
  • Radiant floor boiler and pump location for apparatus bay
  • Design of ductwork for four mechanical units to respective zones.
  • Electrical and fire alarm risers and designs.
  • Design of fire protection systems to accommodate the hotel.


Dunbar High School

MEP/FP Design + BAS + Energy Modeling

Washington, DC

Dunbar High School | MEP/FP Design + BAS + Energy Modeling | Washington, DC

As part of the District’s program to modernize DC schools, the historic Dunbar High School was demolished and replaced with a new 276,536 sf building designed to include

state-of-the-art sustainable features.

Sustainable Design features incorporated:

  • Living Classrooms: Educating the students about High Performance Buildings by highlighting those features in their school with plaques
  • Renewable Energies: The largest urban geothermal system in DC, at 850 tons, and 362 vertical wells, drilled to 460 feet deep, located below the football field.
  • Renewable Energies: Solar panels with total output from the photovoltaic array of 482.3 kW.
  • Indoor Air Quality: Low VOC construction materials utilized.
  • Automated Energy Saving Systems: Enhanced lighting controls *with occupancy sensors and timers
  • Radiant floor heating *
  • Rainwater Harvesting: Utilizing two 20,000 gallon cisterns for collecting and reusing rainwater.

The design is expected to produce 26.92% energy savings, and 28.2% cost savings, in comparison with the baseline design.