New York-Presbyterian Hospital Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center, NEW YORK, N.Y.
HVAC Services, Sheet Metal Ductwork Fabrication, & Mechanical Construction
Installation of a safe, reliable and energy efficient HVAC system; increased patient, staff and visitor health and comfort; improved energy efficiency; single-source accountability for the entire airside free cooling systems of the commercial HVAC installation.
To add a new 142,000-square-foot facility that will offer patients state-of-the-art cardiac care.
Selected by KSW Mechanical Services to handle all Air Systems work. The mechanical services project included heating, ventilation, air conditioning installation and connection of 13 air-handling units, 42 fans and a variety of other components. To connect the devices, the company fabricated more than 250 tons of sheet metal ductwork. In addition, the firm tied the new building's HVAC systems to those in the rest of the hospital using canvas connectors that allowed for contraction and expansion.
The Heart Center's most prominent feature is a four-story, glass "climate wall" that provides expansive views of the Hudson River while helping to assure building comfort and energy efficiency.
The climate wall consists of two glass walls separated by 30 inches of space. Heritage Mechanical Services installed the industrial HVAC ductwork for the airside free cooling system that adds and extracts air within the wall to maintain an even temperature, while using outside air to reduce solar heating demands.
The Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center consolidates and expands cardiac services at New York-Presbyterian, the university hospital of Columbia and Cornell, and the largest healthcare facility in New York. Construction on the six-level building began in March 2006, and is scheduled for completion in 2010.
The Milstein Family Heart Center will put the hospital's cardiac diagnosis and treatment facilities under one roof while giving patients better access to advanced technologies and treatments that often are less invasive and shorten recovery times.