Engineering Project Case Studies | Erdman Anthony

Commissioning and Energy Analysis Services

Erdman Anthony provided commissioning and energy analysis services for Cayuga Medical Center’s new surgical center in Ithaca, New York. The project consisted of a 16,400-square-foot addition and a 64,100-square-foot renovation done in phases. 

In cooperation with NYSERDA’s New Construction Program, Erdman Anthony provided energy analysis that recommended upgrades to the wall insulation, improved windows, reduced lighting power, reduced fan power, and desiccant dehumidification. The analysis was done early on so that the design team would have cost-and-benefit feedback to consider.

To satisfy the owner’s goal of securing a LEED-NC v3.0 (2009) rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, our firm’s commissioning services included evaluating whether the design’s energy performance would meet various prerequisites. 

Our activities during construction included performing site observations, conducting progress-review meetings, developing prefunctional checklists, and orchestrating functional performance tests. 

This project was the first in New York state to receive LEED certification under the LEED for Health Care protocol. Energy efficiency is now a key feature in the surgical center’s seven operating rooms, wound clinic, and areas for pre- and post-operative care, endoscopy, and patient and administrative support. 

Photos courtesy of HOLT Architects. 


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Building Commissioning Association’s (BCxA) Northeast Chapter
2016 Honorable Mention
Michael St. John, PE, CEM, LEED AP
Michael St. John, PE, CEM, LEED AP
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