SFO Consolidated Administration Campus


CAC

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is combining its administrative and technical departments, currently spread throughout the airport, into the Consolidated Administration Campus (CAC). SFO’s desire to reduce operating costs and minimize its environmental impact has led to ambitious sustainability targets for the new complex, which will include museum storage space, offices, a conference center, and multiple parking structures.

Integral Group is providing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design services, as well as building energy and loads modeling, daylight modeling, and LEED v4 consulting for the new building. Our designs prioritize the comfort of SFO employees—with in-slab radiant heating and cooling and a dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) for ventilation in the office spaces—while simultaneously providing effective temperature and humidity control for the museum-collections storage.

In the museum storage, humidification is provided as needed by an in-duct atomizing ultrasonic humidifying system. This humidifier will be installed upstream of the museum-storage VAV box, which restricts humidification, and a heating hot water (HHW) coil will be positioned immediately before the humidifier to provide heat necessary for the reabsorption of moisture into the air. Due to low occupancy levels, the large volume of the museum space can be sufficiently serviced by a single in-duct humidifier. We also worked closely with the architect to ensure that no HHW piping crosses directly over the museum storage.

 

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