NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Now Vanderbilt University' medical center has the most up-to-date HVAC technology.
Now the school's medical center, following a multiyear expansion project, will also have the most up-to-date HVAC technology. The $95 million, 9-story Medical Research Building, commonly called MRB III, incorporates 340,000 square feet of laboratories for bioscience teaching and medical research. The mechanical systems include ultra-high-efficiency vane-axial supply and exhaust systems, air-to-air heat recovery, and variable-air volume fume-hood-tracking controls. The acoustically engineered, custom VAV air-handling units deliver 450,000-460,000 cfm (cubic feet per minute) of preconditioned, 100-percent outdoor air to the laboratories.