WEST VALLEY COLLEGE CAMPUS CENTER, Saratoga, CA / LEED Commissioning
This LEED project includes Fundamental Commissioning on a completely remodeled campus center. The campus center includes offices, classrooms, multi-media rooms, kitchen, game room, and conference rooms.
The ventilation system includes five rooftop packaged air handler units, numerous variable air volume boxes with heating coils, and dedicated computer room split system air conditioning units.
Building cooling is provided by a water-cooled chiller and cooling coils in the packaged rooftop air handler units.
A cooling tower provides heat rejection for the water cooled chiller.
Building heating is provided by a boiler and heating coils in the packaged rooftop units and the variable air volume boxes. Occupancy sensors were utilized throughout the building to minimize electrical energy usage.
During the initial design reviews several improvements were made to the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning sequence of operations to maximize supply air temperature reset controls and reduction of system use when portions of the building are opened to the outside.
Each of the six residence halls is hydronically heated with finned tube convectors utilizing a cost saving, single pipe monoflow riser system. The project is completed with all buildings operational and occupied.