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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. Notable design features of these systems include the following for the LEED for Healthcare version 4 Silver Certified Facility:

  • 64 total beds, Administration, Kitchen, Dining, USP-800 Pharmacy, Lab, Central Sterile, and Materials Management
  • 24 Med Surge Beds, 10 ICUs, 6 LDRPs, 6 Nursery positions, 1 C-Section, 4 Operating Rooms, 2 Bronch, 1 Cath Lab, 8 PACU, 8 Pre-Op, 1 MRI, 1 Nuclear Med, 2 CT, 1 R/F, 2 Rad, and 20 Exam ED
  • Hurricane Hardened Remote Powerhouse with Central Chilled Water Plant, Heating Hot Water Plant, Domestic Hot Water Plant, Emergency Water storage and Water 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 serving building heating and building domestic hot water loads while also utilizing heat recovery chiller
  • Water Cooled Low Temp Chiller to sub-cool operating rooms with condenser heat recovery
  • 100 horsepower dual fuel Medium pressure steam plant for Sterilization
  • 2.5MW of Paralleled Emergency Power with 64 hours of fuel
  • Full Emergency Backup of Cooling and Heating Systems
  • MainTie-Main Switchgear with redundant Utility Transformers
  • 30,000 gallons of on-site fuel storage for emergency operations of generators and boilers
  • On-site domestic water storage for emergency operations
  • 37-acre site with electrical utility provisions for future Medical Office Buildings
  • High Rise Compliant Fire Alarm System for future vertical Expansion
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
  • 0.69 w/sq ft Lighting Design with LEED Certified Lighting Daylighting and Occupancy Controls
  • Central Station air handlers with multiple fans and multiple variable frequency drive arrangement for redundancy
  • 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
  • 30% building energy efficiency and utility savings over ASHRAE 90.1 – 2010 baseline
  • 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
  • Enhanced Outdoor Air Quality Strategies with cross-contamination prevention, filtration, increased ventilation, and carbon dioxide monitoring.
  • Redundant MDF server room cooling systems
  • Security and Access Control Systems, CCTV.
  • Infant Abduction Monitoring
  • Technology drawings for voice, data, wireless infrastructure pathways, spaces, and layout of telecommunications equipment rooms, entrance facilities, and MDF/IDF spaces.
  • Public Address/Paging
  • Audio/Video drawings with regard to A/V and CATV infrastructure
  • Horizontal and backbone cabling pathways
  • Systems design to support “Hospital of the Future” Infrastructure needs


185,000 SF




Earl Swensson Associates


Pursing LEED® v.4 Healthcare Silver Certification




Academic Hospital