Central Plant Construction

NC State Greenland Project Named “Best Project” by Engineering News-Record

By | Central Plant Construction, Central Plant Design, Company News, District Energy

A Greenland Enterprises project at NC State University has been named one of the year’s best projects by Engineering News-Record. The project was recognized from more than 95 submitted, garnering top honors in the Energy/Industrial category for the Southeast Region. The honorees are chosen by an independent panel of judges. Read More

Greenland Selected as Prime Contractor for Energy Center Retrofit

By | Central Plant Construction, Company News

Greenland Enterprises has been selected as the Prime Contractor to perform district energy retrofit work at the Energy Center at the Dallas VA Medical Center.

The $9.2M contract includes a new 1,500-ton chiller, removal of four existing field-erected cooling towers, and installing six new pre-packaged stainless-steel cooling towers, new pumps, and related structural improvements. Work includes all demolition, concrete, masonry, steel, MEP, earthwork, and exterior improvements for the Central Utility Plant upgrade.

Upgrading Central Plants to Include Uninterrupted Power and Microgrids

By | Central Plant Construction, Central Plant Design

Like a phone’s dial tone, uninterrupted power is often taken for granted until the power goes out and you need it. While power outages are a disruption for many businesses and organizations, for medical centers and clinics power loss can be life-threatening. As facilities age, the industry as a whole is seeing more demands for uninterrupted power in central plant specs. Read More

2018 Hospital Construction Survey Addresses Hurricane Hardening

By | Central Plant Construction, Central Plant Design, Flooding, Hospital Construction

Designing and building central plants for hospitals is no longer limited to efficient systems with redundancy for critical components.  The lessons learned in Texas and Florida after major hurricanes are leading to changes in design and construction approaches for medical systems and similar environments.

According to the 2018 Hospital Construction Survey, conducted by The American Society for Healthcare Engineering, 89 percent of facilities professionals consider “resiliency” when designing and building new spaces.  Resiliency in construction means structures and components that resist both natural and human caused disasters, and allow for fast recovery after events. Read More

Greenland Completes Medical Center Generator System

By | Central Plant Construction, Generator Project

A new generator system is now in place and operational at the Lebanon, PA Veterans Administration Medical Center.  Greenland Enterprises recently wrapped up the $2.5M project, which involved demolishing and removing structures, installing natural gas powered generators and upgrades to the center’s electrical infrastructure.

The new generator serves the MRI/Radiology lab facilities and required careful planning and coordination to ensure the least possible impact to the medical center during construction. “Anytime you are dealing with mission-critical systems in a hospital there is a high level of focus on planning and project management,” said Greenland Enterprises President Elton Roller. “Our approach ensures we consider virtually every possible contingency, and have backup plans for our backup plans!”

The project is one of several Greenland efforts in Pennsylvania and the northeast US as Greenland’s national reputation grows.