200 Peachtree Building Renovation, Atlanta, GA
Mr. Elkins performed this project prior to forming Expert Consultations, LLC
Project Description: The old Macy's department store building at 180 Peachtree Street was originally built in 1927 and remained in service with multiple renovations until the early 1990's. It was divided into two different addresses with a physical separation between the second and third levels above Peachtree Street. The lower levels became 200 Peachtree, and have been renovated into mixed-use retail, restaurant, gallery, and exhibition venues. The renovation included heavy renovation of the mechanical and electrical systems for the address. Separation of the utilities - power, water, gas, telephone/data between the buildings was required.
Services Provided: Building survey and design services, as well as testing of the renovated mechanical (HVAC) systems. We also have assisted in the metering/billing of the chilled water system to the tenants, and performed a study to plan out the future expansion of their chiller plant to support the ultimate development of this property.
Project References: Robert Galanti (404)-233-1333.
Robert is the head of the ownership group.
Why the Project is Relevant: Much of the work needed for this project involved analyzing the condition and performance of the existing systems in order to determine the extent of work required to maintain acceptable conditions inside the building in support of the new space functions. The grease waste system for the original building required complete replacement with a single, common system sized to support multiple commercial kitchens as well as multiple tenant kitchens. The existing chilled water system required analysis to determine available capacity and to properly allocate the flow of chilled water to every tenant based on their actual need. New DDC controls were added to the existing chilled water system to ensure that the priority of distribution is always based on need so as to always maintain the correct conditions in the tenant and landlord spaces.