Facilities Management

Shuman Center
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What the building is getting:

  • Refurbished AHU/HV (Air Handling Unit/Heating Ventilation) System

    The mechanical equipment in the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center will be refurbished and re-commissioned and new direct digital controls will be installed. Schedules to economically control mechanical equipment will also be added. The Refurbished AHU/HV systems guarantee $163,802 in annual cost avoidance for Allegheny County.

  • Two New Boilers to Replace the Three Current Boilers

    The three existing boilers in the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center are being replaced with two new boilers, which will increase efficiency and reduce maintenance requirements. The replaced boilers are guaranteed to generate $10,350 in annual cost avoidance for Allegheny County.

  • Upgraded Pumping Systems

    The hot water, chilled water, and condenser water pumping systems equipment and controls are being upgraded in the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center. Outdated pumping equipment is being replaced with more efficient units and in addition, controls to allow variable volume pumping operations on the chilled water and hot water loops is being installed. The upgraded pumping system guarantees Allegheny County $17,451 in annual cost avoidance.

  • Refurbished Cooling Tower

    The existing cooling tower in the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center is being refurbished with the installation of variable frequency drives on the cooling tower fans motors. The existing EMS associated with the cooling tower is being upgraded to direct digital controls. The refurbished cooling tower guarantees $2,589 in annual cost avoidance for Allegheny County.

What this means:

  • Improved air quality  
  • More comfortable work environment  
  • New, energy efficient equipment  
  • Reduction in energy consumption  
  • Less utility maintenance required