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September 2020

WuXi AppTec

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Project: WuXi AppTec


Project Name: WuXi AppTec
Location: 400 Rouse Blvd, Philadelphia Navy Yard
Market: Life Science/Laboratory/Office Space
Application: Humidification and Building Heat
Mechanical Engineer: Precis Engineering
Construction Manager: IPS (Ph 1), Cyma Builders (Ph 2)
Mechanical Contractor: Herman Goldner
Sheet Metal Contractor: Air Distribution Systems

Equipment:
• Two Fulton (2) VSRT 60HP Steam Boilers, HT-60 Boiler Feedset & F-75 Blowdown
• Schebler Model P2 Double Wall Exhaust Pipe
• Six (6) Endura+ 3.0MM Condensing Boilers (4 current, 2 future)
• Enervex CASI-560 Boiler Exhaust Fan System
• Enervex MCAS-021 Combustion Air System
• Schebler Model EVD Double Wall Exhaust Pipe

WuXi AppTec, Inc is a global leader in pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, and medical devices. This new 95,000 sq/ft built-to-suite office and laboratory building in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard is for Wuxi AppTec’s Advanced Therapies Business Unit. This is Wuxi’s fourth building in the Navy Yard making them Liberty Property Trust’s largest tenant. This facility will more than double their advanced therapies testing capacity for their cell and gene therapy clients. WuXi’s continued growth in Philadelphia reinforces the cities standing as one of the nation’s most dynamic hubs for the life science and healthcare industries. This building adds to the rapidly growing life sciences community at the Navy Yard and is part of the reason why Philadelphia has been dubbed “Cellicon Valley”.

The projects consulting mechanical engineer, Precis Engineering, turned to UEP Northeast for assistance with their strict temperature and humidity control requirements. The VSRT Steam Boilers were selected as part of the humidity control system because of their industry leading steam quality and efficiency. 15:1 turndown and O2 compensation were just a few of the features that made Endura+ Hydronic boilers an easy choice. UEP Northeast also provided the exhaust systems for the boilers, which included Schebler P-Series double wall exhaust piping and Enervex exhaust and combustion air fans.

The W and Element Hotels

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Project Name: The W & Element Hotel

Location: 1441 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Market: Hotel & Hospitality
Application: Building Heat
Mechanical Engineer: BALA Consulting Engineers
Mechanical Contractor: River Mechanical
Sheet Metal Contractor: E.J. DeSeta Company

Equipment:
• Three (3) Fulton Vantage Condensing Boilers
• Schebler Model EVD Double Wall Exhaust Pipe
• (7) Enervex CASI Exhaust Systems for Boilers & Water Heaters
• Schebler Model P4 Generator & Fire Pump Exhaust

This new 51 story tower will house a Starwood Hotel and Resorts dual branded facility which will include a 295-room W Hotel and a 460-room Element hotel. The project also includes retail spaces along Chestnut Street, parking for 171 cars, food and banquet facilities, a 150-seat restaurant and 2900 square foot spa.

UEP Northeast was fortunate to get involved in the design phase via their relationship with BALA Consulting Engineers, the projects mechanical engineer. The HVAC system and the envelope have been developed in tandem to provide a high-performance building. The project will pursue LEED silver certification as one single building. UEP Northeast worked with the project’s mechanical contractor, River Mechanical, and provided Fulton Vantage condensing boilers. This equipment will provide high efficiency heating for the entire building. UEP Northeast also worked with EJ Deseta Company, the projects sheet metal contractor. We furnished Schebler venting and Enervex fans for the boilers and water heaters. These fans will assist in boosting the exhaust gases to the building exterior. In addition, we also provided Schebler exhaust piping for the building’s generators and fire pumps.