2RW completed a feasibility study for alternative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for a medical office building located in the Forest Lakes Development in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The feasibility study included an economic analysis of four systems; vertical bore and lake-loop geothermal water source heat pumps, conventional four-pipe heating and chilled water system, and split system air-to-air heat pumps. A complete life-cycle cost (LCC) analysis was completed using the procedures published by the U.S. Department of Energy and software developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
OWNER: University of Virginia
SIZE: 12,000 SF