- FDA Research Center White Oak CUP Expansion
Burns & McDonnell provided design review and enhanced LEED commissioning services as a subconsultant to Honeywell Building Solutions on a $213 million central utility plant (CUP) expansion at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) facility in Silver Spring, Md.
The centerpiece of the project is a combined heat and power (CHP) plant to serve the entire General Services Adminisgtration campus. This N+1 25-MW plant consists of three gas combustion turbine generators, a 2,200 ton steam driven chiller, three 2,500 ton electrical chillers, thermal energy storage, a 45,000 pounds/hour heat recovery steam generator with a burner management system, an auxiliary boiler, and two emergency diesel generators. The plant also has auxiliary equipment required to support the CHP operation. A balance-of-plant control system integrates the subsystem controls into a main supervisory control and monitoring system.
Due to our extensive CHP and large campus CUP experience, Burns & McDonnell was brought on immediately after award of the project to provide technical oversight of all phases of design and enhanced LEED commissioning throughout the project. By engaging Burns & McDonnell early in the delivery process, Honeywell helped ensure the project was designed to LEED Silver and GSA P100 Facilities requirements. The commissioning process was integrated from design through turnover.