The comprehensive renovation of Sutter Medical Center of Sacramento included multiple projects designed over a five-year planning process, which included the neighborhood, community leaders and project partners.
The new central utility plant houses a nominal 4,200 ton cooling capacity and 2,000 HP boiler producing 6,400,000 Btu/h of output high-pressure steam heating capacity designed to serve the new medical office building, Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center, and the existing Sutter General Hospital. The plant is comprised of an N+1 redundant chiller consisting of ultra-high efficient VFD controlled electric centrifugal chillers and a plate-frame free cooling heat exchanger. All hydronic distribution was optimized for efficiency and used VFD technology and controls.
Capital provided commissioning services for the gas/oil high pressure steam plant, water cooled chilled water plant, domestic hot water generators, central air handlers, CAV boxes, exhaust systems, digital control system, pneumatic tube, smoke fire dampers, medical gas, medical air and medical vacuum. Services included reviewing the Owner’s Project Requirements and Basis of Design and documenting major non compliant items, developing and utilizing the Commissioning Plan, developing commissioning specifications, conducting commissioning design review, installation and startup inspections, and functional performance testing.