We’re shouting it from the rooftops!
The beautiful 1907 historic Raleigh Building that we completely gutted and redesigned to the beauty that it is today won a MERIT AWARD for its engineering excellence. This project is LEED Gold that includes a new building engineering systems, mechanical, plumbing, as well as electrical system, and bringing the building up to the current building and fire including codes, and making the building accessible and functional for the Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.
DJG designed a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system with a dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) with localized space controls would be the ideal HVAC solution for this project. This allows for significant user control of their space while minimizing long-term energy consumption. With this system, 4800 CFM of outdoor air was pre-conditioned saving over 10-tons of design cooling load. The VRF system provides a very high level of zoned temperature control and most spaces have their own thermostat.
New electrical lighting controls optimize energy efficiency and provide flexibility for the users to control their visual environment. The control system allows for lights to be dimmed during the day to use natural light and fully bright at night. Occupancy sensors will turn lights off in unoccupied spaces, reducing long-term energy consumption.