Sen. John Hughes Office Building

Cooling Towers Replacement

Industry: State/Municipal

Services Provided: MEP Engineering

Pathfinder provided full-service design for the replacement of the cooling towers serving the air conditioning system at the State Office Building in Syracuse, NY, on behalf of the NYS Office of General Services.

The new towers were equipped with variable speed fan drives. The existing BACNet controls system was expanded to the new cooling towers via the control vendor. The domestic water make up system was re-worked to the new cooling towers and addressed metering, freeze protection, and backflow prevention.

Electrical engineering design included:

  • Retrofit and installation of new circuit breakers into the MCC to feed the new cooling towers
  • New enclosed circuit breaker to feed any new cooling tower controls
  • New conduit and cables up to the elevator machine room and to the cooling tower