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Tennessee Governor's Residence
Maintenance, Renovation and Improvements
Nashville, TN

ICT provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering design for the Master Plan and the first of four phases of this project. Careful preservation of the structure, shell, light fixtures and marble floors was required. All plumbing fixtures were replaced or refurbished. Some lavatories were refurbished.

Features
• 15,000 SF renovated; 535 SF maintenance building added
• Geothermal heating and cooling systems - all 4 phases, with high-efficiency units located in attic and basement and a 78-bore geothermal field
• Supply diffusers created to match historic architectural radiant heater louvers
• Dedicated make-up air unit in basement
• Web-based control system
• “Green” mechanical system
• Existing electrical system brought up to current code
• Historic preservation

Challenges Faced and Remedied
• Original home built more than 70 years ago
• Electrical wiring in the home was not grounded
• No lightning protection
• Inaccessible to disabled Tennesseans
• Bathrooms and kitchen outlets were not equipped to protect against electric shock

This project is LEED® Registered with the certification goal of LEED for Commercial Interiors Gold.