In 2009 when the Chicago Aquarium commissioned an audit of the facility’s water usage, one of the surprising findings was that the cooling systems were the leading cause of water use. Not the water used in the actual fish and mammal habitats. Read More
Although Greenland was not involved in the new chiller plant project at the Naval Hospital in Bremerton, WA, an article in Defense Visual Information Distribution Service highlights the benefits of upgrading aging infrastructure. According to the article, the recently completed project reduces costs via new controls, and features a smaller chiller for lighter loads, which nets a 40 percent reduction in cooling demand. Read More
When North Carolina State University needed to update the Centennial Campus’ chilled water capacity without a costly plant expansion, it turned to Greenland Enterprises in Hampton, VA. The firm is known for its Design-Build expertise, and providing solutions for challenging and complex mechanical systems. Read More
An article in The Next Platform this month highlights a major IT project in Japan undertaken by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. The project will build an Artificial Intelligence Bridging Cloud Infrastructure. It’s a huge endeavor that will include 1,088 server nodes –requiring up to 3.25 megawatts of cooling capacity. Read More
Any facilities director or CFO who has been involved in a construction project has concerns about cost overruns and budget pressures. When performed independently, the disconnect between design and construction can often lead to schedule delays and change-orders. Fortunately, we have seen an increasing trend of owners, facilities professionals and public agencies getting specialized expertise involved early in the scope and RFP (Request for Proposal) development process, which helps define the scope appropriately, and in doing so, reduce the potential for cost overruns. Read More
A recent article in the UK publication Modern Building Services magazine provides a clear illustration of why experience and expertise is important in utility plant design and construction. The article describes a project that replaced eight chillers on the roof of a BBC building, which would not be particularly noteworthy – except for the fact that the chillers failed prematurely due to being installed in an area that restricted critical airflow. Read More
Greenland Enterprises has been selected to build a new chiller and high-efficiency condensing hot water boiler plant for the US Army Corps of Engineers at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, GA. Read More
Greenland Enterprises has been selected for a Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) with the Veterans Administration Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network to provide central utility plant construction services for four VA hospitals in the mid-Atlantic region.
The five-year contract means Greenland is essentially “on-call” for boiler and chiller plant projects at hospitals in Hampton, Richmond and Salem, Virginia, and Beckley, West Virginia. The award is a significant recognition of Greenland’s expertise in central utility plant construction, particularly with the unique and demanding environments found in hospitals and medical centers.