NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

This 15-story, nominal 400,000 ft2 office building was constructed to house the headquarters of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  It was designed, constructed & commissioned to achieve a LEED’s “Silver” rating.  Both commissioning & advanced commissioning for the entire building were required for the certification.  The building’s M/E/P systems include a high-efficiency boiler plant, low kw/ton central chilled water plant, VAV air systems with outdoor air economizers, primary electric power systems, emergency generator, full coverage sprinkler systems, fire pump, modular electric power distribution, & telecommunication wiring utilizing raised access flooring.  Detailed field observations of installed equipment were followed by specific testing of individual components & systems.  This testing and re-testing verified that systems operated correctly in the normal mode and in various upset conditions.  Energy saving operating routines were tested & verified.  Commissioning activities were documented and reported to the owner & the sponsoring agency.

Quantum Engineering Co., provided all mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design for the Base Building and for all Interiors fit up for the New York State DEC.  We provided the commissioning agent services for the building.

Location:  Albany, NY