This was a new, 17-floor, 320,000 square foot building built in 2019 and leased to Facebook in North Austin. Since it was new construction in Austin, it had to adhere to Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) requirements. This required for the cooling system to a certain percentage over ASHRAE/IECC base line. This caused us to design using very efficient chillers. We also wanted to make sure that it was a cost effective for its use, an office building. We chose to go with 3 Daikin magnetic bearing chillers as required by AEGB, 9 Daikin Vision indoor AHUs with ECM fans for both enhanced efficiency and cost reduction, and 8 Daikin WSHPs for areas served by condenser water instead of chilled water. We were able to convince the engineer that oil free was the way to go for this project, which made our proposal stand out against the competition.
- Building OwnerEndeavor Real Estate Group, Leased to Facebook
- General ContractorDPR Construction
- Mechanical ContractorTD Industries
- MEP EngineerBay & Associates