Central Utility Plants / Cogen

Encore Boston Harbor Resort/Casino – Construction Documents – Wynn Resorts*

Everett, MA
Project Manager & Mechanical Engineer of Record responsible for leading the MEP/FP/T team from the start of the project through construction. Central plant consisting of 46 mmbtu heating, and 5,900 tons of cooling. Mark was the Lead Mechanical engineer for sizing, selection, and detailed design of the (2) 1.5 MW gas fired cogeneration system including heat recovery for domestic hot water, heating hot water, and an absorption chiller. The facility also includes 4MW of Emergency Generators, 4 MW of batteries, and 688 kW solar PV integrated into the switchgear to provide the facility with exceptional redundancy and peak shaving capabilities. Two data centers at 650kw and 125kw utilize Liebert DSE systems to leverage free cooling when the weather allows.

Wood Chip Boiler Plant – Construction Documents – Smith & Sons

Marshfield, MA
Elevated Design’s first project, Mark provided construction documents for a new garage, office, and warehouse with two buildings totaling 21,000SF. The facility included two 500 mbtu wood chip boilers where Mark acted as the MassCEC certified ‘Primary Designer’ to secure a $100,000 grant. Based on the wood chip boiler characteristics, the project utilized an unconventional high deltaT heating-hot-water system creating an ultra efficient distribution approach.

Manufacturing Facility 4.6 MW Cogen – Feasibility Study – Next Grid Markets

Worcester, MA
Created energy model for analyzing the feasibility of adding 1.3 MW solar, 4 MWhr batteries, and 4.6 MW turbine with 145 psig steam output to improve efficiency at this manufacturing plant.

The Charles Hotel – Feasibility Study – Co-Energy America

Cambridge, MA
Completed a feasibility study to determine required infrastructure upgrades and technical feasibility of adding a 250 kW cogen to this hotel. Hotel’s use of electric heating and condenser water loop cooling created unique challenges.

North Central Correctional Institute – Energy Upgrades – DCAMM*

Gardner, MA
Feasibility and energy studies were provided to DCAMM regarding the boiler replacement and energy conservations measures at the NCCI Gardner facility. The project then executed the preferred options described in the study as well as providing additional energy conservation measures not included in the study.
Data Center

Data Center – Commissioning – Akamai

Edison, NJ
Full commissioning of a new 1100 kW IT load data center. Provided IST and directed commissioning of HVAC, Electrical, and FP/FA systems. Commissioning reviewed proper function, sizing, and failure scenarios.

Teradyne Electronics Lab – Schematic Design & Feasibility – Premier Mechanical

North Reading, MA
Design and equipment selections for 40 tons of cooling in an electronics lab within an existing building. Evaluated blower coils utilizing the chilled water loop and roof top units to incorporate air side economizers.

Various Data Centers – Renovation –MBTA/DOT/DCAMM*

Boston, MA
Consolidation of two DOT Data Centers with new CRAC’s and implementation of an FM-200 fire suppression system in the State Transportation Building. New FM-200 system and CRAC’s at the MBTA Operations Center. Provided new Liebert split system CRAC units and new smoke dampers and exhaust system controlled by the DDC and Fire Alarm Panel to contain and then exhaust the FM-200.


Office Renovation – Construction Documents – Premier Mechanical

Boston, MA
New offices and conference rooms within a previously open office floor plan.

Encore Boston Harbor Resort/Casino – Construction Documents – Wynn Resorts*

Everett, MA
Project Manager & Mechanical Engineer of Record responsible for leading the MEP/FT/T team from the start of the project through construction. Located on the Mystic River directly off the Boston Harbor, the 3.3 million SF complex features a 1.6 million SF of conditioned space including 10 restaurants, 200,000 SF of gaming, retail, convention space, 671 room hotel, back of house support services, underground parking for 2,700 cars, and a central utility plant.

Prudential Center – Office Fit Out – Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA*

Boston, MA
A 330,000 square foot tenant fit out for the corporate headquarters of BCBSMA. The fit out consisted of 15 floors at 101 Huntington Ave in Boston including office space and a full kitchen. Mark was the project manager ensuring that engineering design services were delivered on time. The project achieved LEED Platinum Certification.


Laboratory – High Containment Suite – Abbvie*

Worcester, MA
Project to add capabilities for the handling of highly potent compounds. The reconfiguration of existing areas to provide the ability to weigh/dispense, sample, formulation, purification and sterile bulk filling, as well as equipment cleaning and maintenance. The space is ISO-7 and utilizes dedicated AHU’s, HEPA filtration, and detailed air pressurization programs.

Laboratory – Core Support Lab Upgrades – Abbvie*

Worcester, MA
Upgrades to the existing lab space to replace aging equipment including glass washers, autoclaves, cart-washers, and buffer tanks. The project also added CIP skid and tank wash bay, a fume hood, and replaced exhaust hoods and exhaust ductwork.

Laboratory – Lab Optimization – Amgen*

West Greenwich, RI
Optimization of existing Process Development lab space to accommodate multi-product operations. Project reconfigured space between Cell Culture and Pilot Plant to add a new gowning area. Converted space from Analytical Sciences to Purification Lab use, relocated a freezer farm, and added a new cold room.

Laboratory – Viral Segregation – Pfizer*

Andover, MA
Project to separate the supply air of two ISO-7 suites to prevent possible cross contamination between the suites. Project added two new AHU’s to recirculate and filter air in the suites and provided dedicated outside air for room pressurization.

Laboratory – Lab Upgrades – Shire*

Lexington, MA
Upgrades to the existing lab and office spaces including a new RNase Lab and modifications to Gowning Suite.

McCormack, Lindemann and Hurley Buildings – Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) – DCAMM*

Boston, MA
Mark provided a thorough Facility Condition Assessment for the McCormack, Lindemann and Hurley buildings. The goal of the project was to provide the following information:
  • • Identify the major building systems and components.
  • • Assess their condition.
  • • Determine approximate remaining economic service life.
  • • Develop budgetary cost estimates for resolving problems or deficiencies noted.

Taunton State Hospital – Facility Conditions Assessment (FCA) – DCAMM*

Taunton, MA
Mark provided a thorough Facility Condition Assessment for multiple (7) buildings at the Taunton State Hospital facility. The goal of the project was to identify the major building systems and components, assess their condition, determine approximate remaining economic service life, and develop budgetary cost estimates for resolving problems or deficiencies noted.

Holyoke Community College – Energy Conservation Measures – DCAMM*

Holyoke, MA
The Holyoke Community College consists of 165-acre campus with over 572,000 SF. Mark provided an energy analysis for several energy conservation measures (ECM) at the campus. The potential ECMs included wind turbines, Building Automation System upgrades, replacement of AHUs, replacement of fans/motors, and replacement of pumps/motors.

*Prior to starting Elevated Design