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Cedars Sinai Medical Center – Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion

Cedars Sinai Medical Center – Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, Beverly Hills CA

Project Description:

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a 1.6 million-square-foot, 1120-bed hospital facility on a 40-acre campus. The Health Sciences Pavilion and research laboratory expanded Cedars-Sinai’s tertiary and quaternary service lines, and strengthened its biomedical research and educational activities. The Heart Institute, Neurosciences, and the Regenerative Medicine Institute, the Pavilion brings outpatient care and translational research together under one roof. This “bench-to-bedside” treatment model is key to developing new practices in medicine and provides advanced care for patients.

TMCx has been the commissioning consultant to the hospital since 2006.

Scope of Work:

MEP commissioning services including LEED Fundamental and Enhanced commissioning to meet LEED Gold design. This is also an OSHPD project.

Project Snapshot

  • Owner:  Cedars Sinai Medical Center
  • Project Size:  800,000 sq. ft.
  • Construction Cost:  $350M
  • GC:  Hathaway Dinwiddie
  • Year of Completion:  2013


  • Chilled water and heating water systems with the campus BMS system 
  • VAV Air Handlers with VAV Zone flow tracking for zone pressure control
  • Variable volume fume hoods
  • Ambient lighting and day lighting controls
  • Humidity control
  • Life safety system
  • Garage ventilation
  • CO monitoring and control
  • Normal and emergency power systems.

Challenges and Successes

  • Issues: the steam control valves do not have a tight close-off

          Resolution: Hot water temperatures of 240 deg at the steam heat exchanger.

  • Issues: The supply static pressure setpoint was established during balancing at 2.3” WC. During observations of fan kWh, it was noted by TMCx that by lowering the static pressure setpoint, significant energy savings would result.

          Resolution: During the TAB review, a significant investigation into determining if, and how much lower this setpoint could be reduced, was performed by the TMCx subconsultant e3Balance in cooperation with ACCO’s TAB. Ultimately the static pressure was reduced from 2.3” to 1.8”, which will result in energy savings on the order of $75,000 per year.