|Application:||This NFL team built a state-of-the-art brand new football practice facility with a 130,000 square foot turf space, the size of one and a half professional football fields. The new facility was a $75 million dollar investment to enhance their team’s performance. The indoor fields were critical due to the hot summers.|
|Location:||Southwestern United States|
|Building Size:||130,000 sq. ft.|
|System Style & Quantity:||Three Outdoor Heating and Cooling Systems|
DESIGN CHALLENGE AND SOLUTION
Because they were investing in such a massive practice space for their team, they needed a high-quality HVAC system that would maintain even temperatures in such a large, open area. The NFL team decided to work with the Johnson engineering team for a custom system to condition the 130,000 square foot turf field. The HVAC solution included only three Johnson Air-Rotation Systems, with 200 tons of cooling each; using chilled water cooling and hot water heating.
The systems include double wall construction with a perforated interior liner and sound insulation to reduce overall decibel levels, which was critical to the team’s staff.
The Johnson team painted the systems a custom color to match the building exterior and also included an enclosure on the side to disguise conduit and piping, maintaining the building’s architectural aesthetics.