May 22, 2018
Boca Raton Airport’s New Customs Building is USGBC LEED® Certified!
OCI’s engineering team provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design; construction administration, and commissioning services for the design of Boca Raton Airport’s new customs building. The architect for this LEED® project is SchenkelShultz Architecture, and the contractor is West Construction.
OCI’s HVAC design is comprised of a variable volume and temperature (VVT) system with individual or groups of spaces served by independent zone dampers. The IT service room is supplemented by a dedicated mini-split system to maintain space critical conditions for optimal equipment performance and to provide additional equipment redundancy. The plumbing design includes low flow fixtures in the restrooms and the break room. The electrical design consists of a stand-by-generator to provide power in the event of a power outage. OCI’s commissioning team led by Art Munns providing commissioning services.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) developed the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification program to promote green building practices. Buildings that achieve LEED® certification are recognized for their excellence in design by incorporating green building initiatives in the architectural design, the buildings mechanical/HVAC systems, electrical systems, and the buildings plumbing/water usage systems.