VA Durham: CLC Hospice Renovation

Apogee was the prime contractor for this project that provided complete mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering services and construction management. The project involved renovating the existing building into patient lounges, activity spaces, a kitchen and dining room, and a 10-bed hospice addition with all ancillary support functions.

The design of a courtyard was incorporated to provide a better outdoor space, which included a covered patio and exterior lighting.

Electrical Design Elements

New hospital grade electrical outlets in each new/remodeled area

Data system hardwired to jacks and wireless

Energy efficient lighting design

Plumbing Design Features

Water conserving plumbing fixtures

Plumbing lines re-routed to accommodate the new kitchen layout

Medical air, oxygen, and vacuum

Solar thermal preheat system

Engineering controls strategies for legionella prevention

Mechanical Design Elements

Mechanical systems designed to exceed the minimum requirements of ASHRAE 90.1-

2010 and meet sustainability goals

Air source, heat recovery variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system providing

heating/cooling paired with a dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) air handler

System designed for full DDC control with campus network connection capability

Individual HVAC units and controls in resident rooms

Telecommunication Design Elements

Nurse call and code blue systems match the existing systems

Indoor and outdoor CCTV system

Designer of PAMN system that is tied to the main hospital system

Design of full coverage wireless systems

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