Kaiser Baldwin Park Medical Center
Baldwin Park, CA
March 2017 – December 2020
Aided by 3D laser scanning, Kaiser Baldwin Park undergoes a $180 million infrastructure upgrade
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center completed a $180 million infrastructure upgrade project. We provided our mechanical and plumbing design expertise for this replace and rebuild effort at the hospital, central utility plant building, and medical office building. Our team used laser scanning to create 3D models of the central utility plant and the mechanical and electrical rooms at the hospital and medical office building.
Our team replaced existing air handling units, chillers, heat exchangers, cooling towers, humidifiers, fan coil units, exhaust fans, and controls. In the first phase, we provided design options that included sustainable design for each system to lower the building Energy Use Intensity (EUI) from 230 to 160. The strategies included heat recovery chiller design to save heat energy on the domestic hot water system, convert constant air volume distribution to variable air volume system, and design air handlers with separate cold and hot decks to optimize economizer mode to name just a few of our improvements. The new Direct Digital Control (DDC) system optimizes the building’s energy use and automates the entire HVAC and plumbing systems to minimize maintenance.