University Hospitals Ashtabula Health Center
Carrier delivers precise comfort for healthcare center in transformed mall retail space
University Hospitals (UH), the Cleveland-based healthcare system serving northeastern Ohio, sought to establish a healthcare center in the city of Ashtabula. UH reached an agreement with the Ashtabula Towne Square Mall to renovate a 25,000 ft2 space vacated by a former anchor store. In order to transform a retail space that had comfort cooling provided by a legacy chiller and cooling towers into a modern healthcare facility with precise comfort cooling control, UH and Towne Square Mall selected Blue Streak Engineering to create an efficient design.
Blue Streak specified a heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system comprised of three 20-ton Carrier 48A WeatherMaker® rooftop units, a packaged model that provides high-efficiency gas heat and electric cooling. Additionally, 39 Carrier 35E Axis™ variable air volume (VAV) boxes with reheat capability provide precise year-round comfort to individual office areas. Finally, the Carrier i-Vu® building automation system (BAS) integrates the rooftop units and provides system visibility and control to maintenance staff through Wi-Fi®-enabled devices such as smartphones and tablets. Blue Streak worked with Refrigeration Sales Corporation (RSC) to select Carrier components that would be highly efficient and reliable.