Ada County 911 Center

The ADA County 911 Dispatch Center is a new, 25,000 sq. ft. building on three acres located in Meridian, ID. CTA was challenged with designing electrical and mechanical systems that would replace the existing high-energy consumption systems. The design solution needed to be energy-conscious and below ASHRAE 90.1, while still meeting the needs of the dispatch center. CTA designed an in-row cooling system for the data center using a modulating chiller unit along with a modulating in-row fan system. The team also used variable refrigerant flow (VRF) for the administration portion of the building. The electrical system used for dispatch and data center is redundant with a hot-swappable component so the system will not have to shut down for servicing or replacement of parts. CTA provided architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, value engineering, energy modeling, cost estimating, and landscape architecture services on this project.