HVAC System at CSL
Mechanically, the building is primarily served by an efficient, low-energy-consuming Under Floor Air Distribution (UFAD) system. The heart of the building's HVAC operation is the Tricoil energy-recovery system by Sensible Equipment. The 12,000-cfm Tricoil supplies both enthalpy-wheel dehumidification and mechanical dehumidification via a patented recuperative loop that pre-cools and reheats outside air requirements. The system, which is supplemented by the building's natural ventilation and under-floor ductwork air-displacement strategy, also provides air-conditioning and heating with help from energy recovery. Its water-source heat pump is supplied by a 14-well vertical geothermal field. A building automation system monitors and controls all building environmental conditions.