Applied was retained to engineer the new central utility plant (CUP), which provides utilities for the new $660 million Community Justice Center Campus.
The new central utility plant was designed as a single-story, 30,000 SF facility with a 25’ clear height. Equipment within the plant includes three 1,200-ton chillers with space for a fourth at a later time; three single-cell, 1,200-ton cooling towers on the roof; three associated chilled water pumps and three associated tower water pumps; five 6MM BTU condensing heating hot water boilers with space for a sixth at a later date; associated hot water heating pumps; six 1.35MM BTU condensing domestic hot water boilers with space for two more at a later date; four water softeners with capacity for 1,200 GPM, with an exterior salt silo and interior brine storage system; and domestic booster pumps for cold and hot water to serve the campus.
All electrical power to the campus is delivered from Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL) to the CUP and then to the campus. Necessary equipment included a primary service switchgear, normal power switchgear, life-safety switchgear, emergency power switchgear and automatic transfer switches. The back-up system includes three 2.5 MW oil-fired emergency generators with space for a fourth at a later date. Rooftop radiators and mufflers for each generator, and two 25,000-gallon double-wall, above-grade oil storage tanks were also included.