Developed through FreemanWhite’s 2001 master planning efforts at Forsyth Medical Center, the new North Pavilion encompasses over 350,000 sf of new construction. Engaged as a significant extension of critical service lines, the new building allows for much needed facility expansion. The lowest level of the facility includes a mechanical equipment room that houses main electrical gear, air handling units, medical vacuum pumps, medical air compressors, fire pump, domestic water heating equipment, and building heating steam/water exchangers. The air handling equipment is designed to serve the lowest level up through the fourth floor. The top five stories are served by air handling equipment located in a penthouse.
A new, 22,164 sf central energy plant houses two new 1500 BHP boilers and one relocated 1500 BHP boiler. It also houses two new 1900 kW emergency generators. The generator plant is configured with a 10,000 A paralleling switchgear to support an additional three 1900 kW generators. This configuration will allow the medical center to eventually remove three separate pairs of emergency generators from various locations in the hospital and feed the emergency power from the generator plant.