UC Riverside, Student Recreation Center North Controls Retrofit

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  • Project Overview

    P2S designed controls upgrades for the central plant serving UCR’s 155,000 SF Student Recreation Center North. The facility was built in 1994 and UCR wanted a new DDC controls system retrofit to replace the original pneumatic controls. The retrofit included controllers, wiring, sensors, meters and new sequences of operation. P2S confirmed control points, specified required graphics and identified equipment that needed to be replaced.

  • Solution

    This project included an initial evaluation of the existing conditions at the central plant, which we followed with the creation of a base map using a digital scanner. Specially, the project replaced the existing pneumatic controls system for the chillers, boilers, cooling towers, pumps, heat exchangers, and TES systems. We configured the chiller room to operate more efficiently and allow for ease of maintenance and monitoring. Our team prepared a new sequence of operations and commissioned the building. We also tied the new DDC controls at Student Recreation North to the existing DDC System in the newer Student Recreation South facility. P2S also made recommendations to maximize system performance and provided bid support and construction administration services.