The Chesterfield Building – West Village

Durham, NC

Bowman provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering design and energy modeling services for the complete gut and renovation of a historic tobacco factory and warehouse into a seven-story, 314,000 sq. ft. office and technology center. The abandoned warehouse and tobacco factory had an envelope which consisted of nothing more than glass block and concrete walls, with no insulating factor.
This seven-story historical facility includes a six-story atrium, achieved LEED Gold certification and exceeds ASHRAE 90.1-2007 goals by 17%.
MEP design included:

  • Six-story atrium with dedicated HVAC system
  • Water and fire service
  • High-rise building design
  • Two high-efficiency 600-ton water cooled chillers
  • Variable air volume using air handling units with energy recovery
  • Variable volume laboratory airflow
  • Variable primary chilled water & variable primary heating water plants
  • Stainless steel lab exhaust systems
  • Fully integrated open protocol energy management system
  • Three 480V service switchboards, 9,000 amps total; bus duct distribution
  • Natural gas rooftop emergency generators & distribution, 600 kw total
  • Full interior/exterior & parking garage LED lighting
  • Occupancy, time and daylighting controls for all spaces; fixture based controls
  • Addressable fire alarm system, smoke detection, and voice evacuation
  • Fire command center for high-rise design