Johnson & Johnson, LA JOLLA, CA
Mechanical & Energy Services: Cogeneration System Installation
To install energy-efficient mechanical systems in a new 185,354 s.f. drug discovery laboratory.
Reduced energy consumption and costs; increased occupant safety and comfort; expanded research and development capabilities; prestigious LEED certification; project delivery under the initial budget.
This client selected UMEC (CA) to install the plumbing and piping systems as well as an innovative, energy-efficient HVAC system for its new pharmaceutical lab. By applying its advanced planning and scheduling expertise, UMEC (CA) was able to integrate the new central plant into the existing plant without disrupting laboratory research.
Overall, UMEC (CA)'s experts delivered an extensive scope of work, including installation of plumbing and piping systems for clean dry air, nitrogen, CO2, oxygen, helium, argon, and special gases, as well as domestic, industrial, and soft cold water; and domestic and industrial hot water. These systems also provide the facility's de-ionized and reverse osmosis water, natural gas, and recycled condenser and process-chilled water. In addition, the systems handle lab and sanitary waste and venting, and roof drainage. To meet the labs' exhaust needs, UMEC (CA) put in 75 fume hoods and connected 12 lab fans with a total exhaust coverage of 340,000 cfm (cubic feet per minute).
Johnson & Johnson is a leading biotechnology center that converts genomic discoveries into marketable drugs. Its more than 200 world-class scientists develop therapeutic agents to treat inflammation, immunosuppression, inflammatory pain, central nervous system disorders, and metabolic diseases.