Axiom Engineers: Commissioning

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY MONTEREY BAY BUILDING 16 DINING COMMONS is LEED® Silver certified. This project modernized the former Fort Ord cafeteria into a modern dining facility with emphasis on fresh air ambience and efficient service.

• All of the interior lighting was upgraded to modern efficient fixtures with day lighting controls as well as focused lighting in the dining areas.
• The ventilation system was upgraded to efficient rooftop air handling units with increased outside air flow to enhance interior conditions.
• The existing boilers were removed, and the dining facility was connected to the campus-wide hot water system. Domestic hot water was provided by a separate heat exchanger coupled to the campus heating hot water loop.

Commissioning services verified the new air handling system’s operation, added building control systems, replacement kitchen hoods and associated make-up air fans as well as the exhaust fans. The heating hot water and domestic hot water systems were also verified as well as the upgraded lighting controls.

Project Summary

• 12,600 sq ft
• 4 rooftop air handlers with heating coils and variable frequency drives
• Domestic hot water supplied through heat exchanger coupled to heating hot water
• Variable speed make-up air fans coupled to variable speed kitchen hoods

Project Accomplishments

• Corrected interlocking between air handling units, kitchen fans, and make-up air fans
• Corrected alarm indication for roof top air handlers on control system front end
• Corrected operation between outside air damper and air handler supply fan operation
• Discovered missing mist eliminators on make-up air units
• Assisted with setpoints of heating hot water circulation pumps in coordination with heating hot water circulation pumps

Selected Projects

LEED® 2.0 Commercial Interiors
LEED® 2.2 New Construction
LEED® Existing Buildings: Portola Hotel & Spa
CSUMB Dining Commons
Caldecott Bore 4 Tunnel
Doyle Dr. and Highways 101 and 1 Tunnel
East San Jose Carnegie Branch Library
Live Oak Community Resources Center
Monterey Peninsula College, Student Center
Naval Postgraduate School, Boiler Replacement
Nordic Naturals
Presidio of Monterey
Vandenberg Air Force Base
West Valley College Campus Centers