UCF Counseling and Psychological Services Building controls retrofit

Project Summary

Hanson provided professional engineering services for the assessment, design and construction phases of the University of Central Florida’s Counseling and Psychological Services Building (Building 27) controls retrofit project.

For the assessment phase, Hanson conducted an ASHRAE Level II energy audit by reviewing historical utility data, conducting a facility site survey, performing a space function analysis, identifying facility improvement measures (FIM), reviewing current operations and maintenance procedures and tactically retro-commissioning the functionality and capabilities of the HVAC systems via the building automation system (BAS).

The BAS infrastructure was also evaluated for upgrade and replacement options. The design phase involved replacing the BAS gateway, communication wire and field controllers; replacing field devices, sensors, device wiring and actuators; and new sequences of operations for optimization. The BAS had aged to the point where it could no longer be serviced or repaired, and UCF anticipates a greatly improved indoor air quality and lower utility costs with a new system.

Hanson also provided construction administration, which encompassed mechanical and electrical services.