Equipment: Buffalo Air Handling supplied five indoor custom indoor air handling units totaling 275,000 CFM. The units are 3″ double wall construction with supply fans, heating, heat recovery and cooling coils, pre, final and carbon filters, dampers, blenders, humidifiers, and sound attenuators.
Owner: Kaleida Health & University at Buffalo, Department of Neurosurgery
Design Architect & Engineer: CannonDesign
Construction Manager: Turner Construction Company
Mechanical Contractor: John W. Danforth Company
The Kaleida Health Gates Vascular Institute and University of Buffalo Clinical Translational Research Center/Incubator is a collaborative effort resulting in a 477,000 sq. ft., ten story building. It is a “one-of-a-kind” facility that is a cornerstone of a world class academic medical/health sciences campus in downtown Buffalo. All aspects of the facility focus on the themes of collaboration, flexibility and comfort.
The air handling units are located in the 8th floor penthouse and provide conditioned air to the Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC) Incubator Animal Facility, Incubator Offices and Lab areas.
Space constraints required that some units be stacked to utilize the available floor space. All the units are variable volume, so they can be controlled based on occupancy and the associated airflow and pressure requirements.
Buffalo Air Handling’s experience in the hospital/healthcare market, familiarity with heat recovery, variable volume and custom design, and a reputation for long lasting, reliable equipment were reasons the owner, engineer and contractor selected Buffalo units.