GOVERNMENT & CIVIC

OUCOOLING NORTH CENTRAL ENERGY PLANT

ORLANDO, FL

The OUCooling North Central Energy Plant, located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, is an exciting addition to the system of plants operated by OUC in and around Orange County Florida. To meet the growing needs of the OUC and its expanding list of chilled water clients, Phase 1 of the design program called for an 8,400 square foot, single-storey building. The building contains: two large chilled water centrifuge units and their associated pumps, filters, chemical treatment equipment, electrical equipment and piping; additionally a triple-unit cooling tower sits atop the roof of the building. The equipment designed and installed in Phase 1 produces 3,000 tons of cooling, with Phase 2 delivering an additional 3,000 tons, and Phase 3 delivering the final 6,000 tons, for a total capacity of 12,000 tons of cooling.

 

In addition to the challenge of designing the intricate Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection systems, the primary challenge was to design a building that virtually concealed this equipment from the surrounding urban context, while at the same time, was aesthetically pleasing.

 

The resulting building and its attached transformer and service yards are a harmonious blend of design and materials that reflect both the location’s urban nature and the building’s industrial nature. Through the integration of an elevated steel superstructure above the roof of the building and the strategic placement of louvered aluminum equipment screens, very little of what takes place inside the facility is visible from its exterior. HHCP was honored by the City of Orlando with a Golden Brick Design Award, recognizing projects which are an outstanding contribution to the Downtown area.

 

 

120 N ORANGE  AVENUE, ORLANDO, FLORIDA 32801

P  407  644  2656      F  407  628  3269

SITE DESIGNED AND CREATED BY HHCP

© 2019 HHCP, Inc. All Rights Reserved

120 N ORANGE  AVENUE, ORLANDO, FLORIDA 32801

P  407  644  2656      F  407  628  3269

SITE DESIGNED AND CREATED BY HHCP

© 2019 HHCP, Inc. All Rights Reserved