The Carrier Global Corporation has entered into an agreement with Office Partners XXIII Block G1 LLC (Office Partners) to design, build, own and operate the heating and air conditioning plant at the new FNB Financial Centre, Pittsburgh in the United States.
Carrier will provide a turnkey high-efficiency heating and cooling plant for the new building that will contribute to the building's targeted LEED Silver rating.
Supported by its advanced Abound digital controls and BluEdge services capabilities, Carrier's Cooling-as-a-Service offering will deliver high energy efficiency, uptime and comfort over the life of the contract while reducing operational cost risk for the building owner.
Office Partners, the owner and development company for FNB Financial Centre, is comprised of the Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG), the Pittsburgh Penguins and other investors.
FNB Financial Centre is a new 26-story and 475,000-square-foot mixed-use tower with Class A office space that will consolidate FNB Corporation regional headquarters operations. The FNB Financial Centre is the first step in the redevelopment of the 28-acre site in the Lower Hill District of Pittsburgh.
Senior vice president of Carrier’s building solutions group, Rajan Goel, said the company is bringing the most innovative and advanced service capabilities to design, install and operate this plant providing a highly intelligent, sustainable and productive building space.
Carrier helped design and configure the 1,250-tonne central plant to include best-in-class Carrier chillers combined with high-efficiency condensing boilers that are continuously optimized by advanced controls.
The plant will be backed by Carrier's Abound IoT platform for remote monitoring including advanced analytics for continuous commissioning and diagnostics to deliver high availability of cooling and heating capacity.
Carrier service experts will operate, maintain and upgrade the plant for the life of the contract to ensure it is performing to the highest level of energy efficiency, maintaining comfort for building occupants and delivering lowest cost of operations.
BPG president, Chris Buccini, said it is a unique development solution that will have ongoing operational efficiencies when construction is completed.