Chevron HPC II, HOUSTON, TX
Energy Efficient HVAC Systems Retrofit & Installation Services
A comfortable, energy-efficient work environment; prestigious LEED Silver certification; compliance with corporate energy guidelines; new, modern cooking and dining facility; professional removal of old systems; safe, non-disruptive delivery of new equipment; expert assistance to ensure installability of custom-designed units; an effective team approach to overcoming project obstacles; timely, professional completion of large, complex systems and equipment installation.
To consolidate its Houston operations and provide its employees with a modern office environment; to install energy-efficient HVAC systems that meet corporate guidelines.
Recognizing that a job of this size would require a company experienced in handling large commercial and institutional projects, Chevron and DE Harvey Builders chose Gowan Mechanical Services to assist with a complete HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) retrofit of the client’s 50-story office building in downtown Houston. Overall, the project involved over 1.2-million-square-feet of office space, including a 20,000-square-foot kitchen and dining facility. At the time, the project, which was certified LEED Silver, was the client’s largest office retrofit worldwide.
Gowan Mechanical Services first demolished and removed the original Texas multizone HVAC systems, including air handling units (AHU’s) and ductwork, on all floors. Since no outside lifts were permitted, this activitiy required expert vertical logistics planning to remove the old equipment and bring in the new using the existing building elevators. Throughout the process, Gowan Mechanical Services and the general contractor had to coordinate their efforts efficiently to transport equipment safely and non-disruptively within the partially occupied facility. The company also worked closely with the manufacturer to ensure that the 104 new custom AHU’s would fit properly into the allowable space.
In addition to the AHU’s, the company installed 600 fan-powered terminal boxes, 1,100 variable air volume terminal boxes, 55,000 feet of hot water piping, 700,000 pounds of ductwork, and a new state-of-the-art control system.
Chevron is a leading global provider of energy that drives human progress. With major operations in the world’s most important oil and gas regions, the company uses its global resources, determination, and ingenuity to meet today’s most complex energy challenges.