Group14 provided the fundamental, enhanced, and monitoring-based commissioning for CU Denver’s Bioscience 2 building, located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. The 112,000 SF building provides opportunities for life science research and development companies. The building’s primary tenants include the University of Colorado Denver and their private research partners.
The systems commissioned included Mechanical HVAC&R Systems, Plumbing Systems, Lighting & Daylighting Controls, Indoor Air Quality Elements, Advanced Energy Metering Systems, and Power Distribution Systems.
At initial occupancy, this four-story building included only 50% of the tenant spaces built-out as additional tenants were being sought. Over the following nine months, the University of Colorado Health (UCH) system began occupying the upper two floors with their clean room and diagnostic lab spaces. Group14’s use of monitoring-based commissioning tools was instrumental in troubleshooting issues as the new tenant systems came on-line.
Group14’s commissioning team used a variety of control strategy optimization measures including combining direct evaporative cooling with DX, zone pressure control with visual pressure indication, and discharge air temperature (DAT) reset to reduce reheat.