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Lake Nona Medical Center

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

UCF Lake Nona Medical Center is a $175 million teaching hospital located on 37 acres within Orlando’s Lake Nona Medical City. This facility will provide healing for patients throughout Central Florida and beyond, educate the healthcare providers of the future, and support the work of brilliant medical researchers that will lead to lifesaving care. To learn more about the 650-acre concept and development of Lake Nona Medical City, refer to

ICT completed the engineering design for all mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, lighting, power and distribution, low voltage, and Information Transport & Systems Design (IT&S) for the facility. There were notable design features that made the project LEED for Healthcare version 4 Silver Certified Facility.


  • Conserve 767,908 gallons of water per year — equivalent to nearly 6 million bottles of drinking water.
  • Condensate collection greywater system saving 1,250,000 gallons of potable water usage.
  • High-efficiency LED lighting and other systems save over 21% in annual energy costs compared to standard design and construction practices.
  • 30% Building energy efficiency and utility savings over ASHRAE 90.1- 2010 baseline.
  • Heat recovery chiller produces chilled and hot water at a 30% utility cost savings over electric and natural gas alone.
  • 30,000 gallons of on-site fuel storage for emergency operations of generators and boilers.
  • High-efficiency variable volume temperature controls to minimize re-heat and ventilation loads.
  • Condensate collection greywater system saving 5,000,000 gallons per year of potable water usage.
  • Advanced Energy Metering of whole-building energy sources and individual energy end uses that represent 10% or more of the total annual consumption of the building.

Project Highlights:

  • The facility is the first LEED for Healthcare version 4 Gold Certified Facility in the state of Florida.
  • Hurricane-hardened remote Powerhouse with Central Chilled Water Plant, Heating Hot Water Plant, Domestic Hot Water Plant, Emergency Water storage and Purification, Second-Floor Emergency Generators and Electrical Gear, Medical Air, and Medical Vacuum Systems designed to support all future expansion of the building.
  • 1,550-ton High-Efficiency Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller Plant with heat recovery chiller and infinitely Variable Chilled Water Plant optimization algorithm.
  • 225 horsepower, 95% Efficient Dual Fuel Condensing Boiler plant serves building heating and domestic hot water loads while also utilizing a heat recovery chiller.
  • Water-cooled Low Temp Chiller to sub-cool operating rooms with condenser heat recovery.


185,000 SF




Earl Swensson Associates


Pursing LEED® v.4 Healthcare Silver Certification