As part of an 80 acre greenfield site, the Southeast Distribution Campus includes a 500,000 SF refrigerated and dry goods warehouse with office and distribution center. The campus also includes a 50,000 SF Corporate Office, and 30,000 SF Truck Maintenance facility.
Telios was hired to provide life cycle analysis on the mechanical systems. The goal was to find a long term, efficient and economical system which would allow for first cost and operational savings. Ben E. Keith also wanted to maintain LEED® status.
Three systems were analyzed including geothermal, water source heat pump and water cooled chilled water system. After performance analysis was completed, the water source heat pump system was designed, realizing a saving on construction and operations.
Telios’ design effort included a campus-wide, 15kV distribution system. Ben E. Keith took primary, overhead service from the local utility and through a loop system design. Telios engineered five (5) pad-mounted transformers, totaling 8.25 MW. The design included an interim isolation switch within the loop system, including kirk-key interlocks to allow for isolation for both planned and un-planned shutdowns.
In addition, Telios engineered a 3.5MW on-site, parallel generation system to serve the campus in the event of a medium voltage outage.