City of Evansville, New Ford Center
The Ford Center is a multi-use facility located in downtown Evansville, Indiana, with a maximum seating arrangement of approximately 12,000 seats. The 290,000sf arena features a public bar, restaurant, and club lounge, media facilities, a concession sales areas and ample restrooms. Ross & Baruzzini also provided LEED Fundamental and Enhanced commissioning services. As Commissioning Agent, responsibilities included design review, development of checklists and functional testing, O&M documentation, training, and benchmarking. Equipment commissioned included central heating and cooling plants, a domestic water heating plant, a booster pump system, air handlers, terminal units, variable refrigerant flow, a high-efficiency kitchen hood exhaust and UV grease exhaust treatment system, automated temperature control systems, a relay-based networked lighting control system, and power backup systems. The facility includes environmental sustainable elements allowing the arena to reach LEED Silver.
Photo Credits: Sam Fentress
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