Upstate Medical University, Geneva Tower, Syracuse, New York USA

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GHD was instrumental in the renovation of the existing 23 story, 137,000 square foot Geneva Tower building located in downtown Syracuse. The 1974 building was completely gutted and renovated to include two floors of common spaces and 21 floors of apartments for students attending the Upstate Medical University. 

GHD provided HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and electrical design and construction administration services for the project. We also served as the LEED consultant for the owner, design team and construction manager and verified that all systems were working as efficiently as possible and in accordance with the contract documents. This included facilitating the LEED certification process and creating a roadmap to guide the inclusion of sustainable concepts and processes into the project. As a result, we identified that the renovated building would use 40 percent less energy.

Emphasizing energy efficiency, the design included a variable refrigerant volume HVAC system with heat recovery make-up air units, high efficiency condensing boilers, variable speed pumping systems, photo-controlled lighting and low flow water fixtures. The project is currently on its way to obtaining a LEED GOLD certification by the USGBC.  

Electrical Engineering - Building

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Carefully integrated design, highly efficient lighting, effective power distribution systems and the maximum use of natural, renewable sources of light and energy will significantly reduce the impact your project has on the environment. We provide integrated electrical engineering services as part of a total building services package.

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HVAC

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GHD has a global network of HVAC professionals that can enable you to achieve your project goals - in a broad range of market sectors including communications, residential, computer, government, hotel, industrial, defence, sport, health, education, retail and commercial.

Energy efficiency, sustainable design and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions are a continual focus for our clients. Our HVAC teams are well placed to meet the challenges facing industry. Our engineers are constantly extending the envelope of possibility to improve the performance of buildings while tracking costs, buildability and program realities.

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Hydraulics - Building

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Our clients are active in all community and business sectors — from justice, healthcare and education through to residential, commercial, retail property and everything in between.

Our services, whilst specific and focused, have relevant applications including sanitary plumbing and drainage, pumped sewerage reticulation, vacuum plumbing and drainage installations. We’ll also help you with trade waste plumbing, drainage and pre-treatment of grease, chemicals, acids, silts and oils.

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Interior Design

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Our teams will work with you to create spaces that inspire, nurture and challenge. We’ll team with you across the full life cycle of your project: from concept to completion and beyond.

Design shapes what we desire and how we live. It drives the demand for resources and energy. As designers, we have an obligation to respond to these requirements and redirect our thinking and practices to produce buildings that are friendly to both people and our environment.

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Property & Buildings

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The continued development and regeneration of our communities requires sophisticated planning, design and growth management approaches.

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