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Tilden Elementary Center
Tilden Elementary Center

Project Architect: AEM Architects, Reading, Pennsylvania
Project Engineer: Consolidated Engineers, Leesport, Pennsylvania

Tilden Elementary Center located in the Hamburg Area School District consists of a three multi-story classroom wings, library, gymnasium, auditorium, combination cafeteria and auditorium, administration offices and educational support areas. The mechanical systems designed for this facility include an indoor air handling units with energy recovery wheels and a combination of series fan powered and shut off Variable Air Volume (VAV) systems for the classrooms, library, administration offices and educational support areas. The cafeteria and auditorium are served by constant volume air handling units. Heating of the facility is provided by a central plant hot water heating system with a primary secondary pumping system. Cooling of the building is provided by an air cooled chiller and a primary secondary chilled water pumping system.

Eastern Air Balance Corporation, hired under a professional services agreement with the Hamburg Area School District was contracted to perform testing, adjusting and balancing of all air and hydronic systems, conduct all duct leak testing of the medium pressure duct associated with the VAV Systems and act as the commissioning authority for the school district.

In our role as the commissioning authority, Eastern Air Balance Corporation was involved with the school district from the start of the design process and our scope of services included providing review and comment on all construction documents related to the mechanical systems. Upon the award of contracts and the start of the construction phase of the project Eastern Air Balance Corporation provided review and comment on all mechanical systems submittals, provided a detailed review of all sheet metal shop drawings and reviewed all Automatic Temperature Controls (ATC) submittals and sequence of operation.

Eastern Air Balance Corporation was also responsible for the development and implementation of the commissioning plan for the project including pre-functional checklists which were utilized by the installing prime contractors to document actual systems installation and start-up. Our technicians conducted testing and certification of the installation and operation of all fire dampers. Our firm was also responsible for the implementation of the functional performance tests which validated the operation of all HVAC equipment and calibration and operation of all Automatic Temperature Control components and sequence of operation.