The chiller generator plant serves the entire hospital with six 1,500-ton energy efficient chillers with variable primary pumping system utilizing pressure independent valves on all 85 AHUs.

WakeMed Hospital: New Patient Tower & Chiller Generator Plant

Raleigh, NC

Viable Solutions for the Future

Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, WakeMed Health and Hospitals is a robust and diversified healthcare provider, serving the eastern portion of the state. WakeMed's flagship facility is a 685-bed tertiary care hospital that was in need of expanded inpatient bed capacity and a chiller generator plant. In order to support our MEP design in the new inpatient facility and to address increased utility demands across the campus, a significant reinvestment in infrastructure was required, resulting in the replacement of WakeMed's Chiller Generator Plant (CGP). Through careful analysis, scenario planning, and shutdown simulations we integrated the new emergency power and chilled water systems while phasing out the old plant on the opposite side of the 1.75-million-SF campus.
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1,500-ton chillers/cooling towers


2,500 kW generators

10 seconds

for 10 mW of emergency power to come online


  • Sustainability
  • Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing


  • Healthcare
  • Energy


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  • WakeMed Hospital
  • sustainability
  • MEP
  • healthcare
  • energy


Raleigh, NC

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WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Square Footage

186,000 SF


$95 million