Housing Resource Center Virginia Beach, Virginia

The Housing Resource Center is a 65,000 square foot mixed use office building consisting of single residence occupancy (SRO) suites, family suites, clinic, dining hall, and dorms which is suitable to house and care for the homeless families and individuals. The facility has dual power, gas, domestic water, and air conditioning services.

The main building is served by a 1,000A, 480/277 V, 3-phase, 4-wire electrical service with main and feeder protective devices, as well as phase failure protection on the load side of the main circuit breaker. The single residence occupancy suites is served by a 1,200A, 208/120V, 3-phase, 4-wire service with main feeder protective devices, as well as phase failure protection on the load side of the main circuit breaker. The lighting for the facility is provided by LED lighting fixtures. The facility is equipped with occupancy sensors to control the lighting. The offices are equipped with occupancy controlled receptacles to comply with ASHRAE 90.1. Parking lot and site lighting are full cut-off LED area lights mounted on poles, and controlled by a photocell and the building automation system. The building mounted lighting are LED fixtures located in canopies, egress, and security purposes.

The main building’s mechanical systems consist of five (5) 4-pipe variable volume modular air handling units. The system utilizes shut-off type variable air volume terminal units with hot water reheat at the zone level. The chilled water system consists of an air-cooled screw chiller nominal size of 120 cooling tons which will deliver 42 deg. F water to the rooftop units. The hot water system consists of two fully redundant 1,000 MBH output natural gas-fired condensing boilers. The boilers will deliver 140 deg. F to the rooftop units and variable air volume terminal units.

The SRO suites mechanical system, located on part of the first floor and the entire second floor, consists of an air-cooled heat recovery variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system. The individual suites have a ceiling cassette type VRF fan coil units with individual control. The ventilation air for the VRF system is via a single gas-fired packaged 100% Dedicated Outside Air System with energy recovery.

Each rooftop unit has high efficiency filtration media (MERV 13) to comply with ASHRAE 90.1 as well as bipolar ionization to aid in cleaning the air delivered to the facility. The individual VRF ceiling cassette units also have bipolar ionization.