GA State Park Visitor Center
Timberhood Consulting, LLC, provided design options for water source heat pumps upgrade and variable refrigerant flow with heat recovery for a state park’s flagship visitor center in Georgia. This project was a design-bid-build project.
The Visitor Center is an approximately 18,000 sq ft, two story building that has exhibits, offices, gift shop and theater. Timberhood provided designs for both new Water Source Heat Pumps (WSHP) and a Variable Refrigerant (VRF) system with contractor selection to accommodate the calculated heating and cooling loads. Hydronic piping modifications were provided to accommodate new autoflow control valves for each WSHP and an option to abandon existing piping and replace with variable refrigerant piping.
Timberhood also provided the design of a new VFD closed cell cooling tower including new tempered water circulation pumps with variable flow capabilities. Further the team provided designs for new control system that matches equipment for stand-alone operation. Hydronic heating and chilled water were modified to accommodate new fan coil units and sizing of all piping and distribution for all variable refrigerant piping.