The Medical Center Company
Satellite Chilled Water Plant
The Medical Center Company provides for the energy needs of the University Circle Area located on the east side of the City of Cleveland. Two major institutions within the University Circle Area are Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Health System's main campus. With both institutions' continued growth, the growing demand for chilled water exceeded the level that the existing plant could produce, resulting in CBLH designing a new Satellite Chilled Water Plant.
|Area of Building:||9,600 SF|
This new 9,600 square foot facility contains new chillers located on the first floor. A mezzanine and second floor house electrical equipment to operate the plant. The roof of the building houses five cooling towers and two air handling units.
The design of the building is intended to complement its surroundings. It is located next to several sets of railroad tracks, one of which is used for the RTA rapid transit trains, as well as an existing parking structure. The design fits into its environment through the use of materials. Pre-cast concrete panels and patina green metal panels can be found on the adjacent parking structure and other historic structures located throughout the University Circle Area.