Syserco Midwest’s Boiler Plant Project at the Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Administration Hospital was awarded the Chicago Building Congress Merit Award as the Most Outstanding Healthcare Construction Project in 2020.
The VA Hospital’s central boiler plant was quickly approaching its end of useful life and required replacement to improve efficiency and cut energy costs. Syserco Midwest installed new boilers, underground steam vaults, and emergency generators. The Syserco Midwest Team implemented one-million-gallon water storage tank monitoring, control of air handlers, systems integration, and a new Building Automation System. The new 140,000 pph steam plant consists of four boilers generating 125 psig saturated steam. Steam generated from the boilers powers a steam turbine generator that produces a maximum of 850 kW to generate electricity distributed to the grid. Through these unique Syserco Solutions, our Midwest Team has helped the Hospital achieve their energy efficiency and cost saving goals.
The upgraded energy plant serving the 3.3 million square foot hospital campus will save the Hospital an estimated $600,000 in energy costs each year. The project has also brought positive impact through reduced risk of potential flooding, reduced emissions, and improved maintenance operations. Syserco Midwest is proud to have been a part of this project that will help the hospital care for Veterans in a safe and comfortable environment.