Burns & McDonnell provided third-party, independent retro-commissioning services for the previously completed $70 million central utility plant expansion at the General Services Administration-owned Food & Drug Administration Research Center White Oak.
Honeywell implemented Phase II of an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) per the Department of Energy energy efficiency program, which consisted of a major expansion to the existing central utilities plant serving the Food and Drug Administration campus. Major equipment installed under this expansion included four 4.5-MW natural gas combustion turbine generators with heat recovery boilers, one 2,000-ton absorption chiller, three 2,000-ton electric centrifugal chillers and all auxiliary equipment required to support the expansion. The expansion also included the addition of a balance-of-plant control system for system integration and automatic control.
To confirm operational performance for the ESPC, Burns & McDonnell performed a comprehensive retro-commissioning of the newly installed equipment. Scope included these systems: