Thermal Distribution System Expansion

Thermal Distribution System Expansion

Location: Rochester, Minn.

Client: The Mayo Clinic

With an aging U.S. population, the Mayo Clinic is expected to double in size over the next 30 years. This growth cannot be supported with the existing utility infrastructure, so Burns & McDonnell analyzed multiple chilled water and steam distribution solutions in addition to verifying suitable sites for new production. A variety of recommendations resulted from this project, including improvements to existing system efficiencies and a new utility/pedestrian subway system that not only can feed utilities to the new facilities but also provide patients, visitors and medical staff with the comfort and ease of access they currently enjoy.