Boston – Schneider Electric and its subcontractors have been tasked with the implementation of a multidisciplinary building automation system that will ensure building energy savings, thermal comfort, and occupant safety at 101 Seaport Boulevard in Boston. The 440sf office/retail building was designed by KlingStubbins. The developer of the project, Skanska USA, is also acting as construction manager and general contractor.
Active chilled beams, massive air handling units, high-efficiency centrifugal chillers, and a staged boiler system are just some of the equipment that Schneider Electric’s system will control in the 18-story office building in Boston’s rapidly expanding Seaport District. With the goal of LEED Platinum certification, the robust new automation system is essential in meeting the energy management demands and HVAC control sequences developed by WSP’s mechanical engineers.
Tenant metering and an easy-to-navigate graphical user interface will ensure that building managers are equipped to handle the demands of a multitenant building, including those from an international consulting firm that will occupy 75% of the space. In addition to HVAC control, the new electric system, installed by J.M. Electrical, will be responsible for smoke purge sequencing during a fire alarm event that requires the highest levels of network reliability.
Schneider Electric’s team of experienced control professionals are dedicated to accomplishing Skanska’s fast track schedule while maintaining high quality standards with rigorous check-out procedures and advanced system testing processes.
Under the guidance of TG Gallagher ’s mechanical expertise and project leadership as mechanical contractor, the functionality of the HVAC system is positioned for success. 101 Seaport is scheduled for completion October 2015.