Case Study: High Rise Medical Building

Updated: Dec 2, 2021

High-Rise Medical Building

Chevy Chase, MD


In June 2017, a 169,800 square foot high-rise medical office building located in Chevy Chase, MD, was faced with the catastrophic failure of both aging Central Plant Chillers at the same time, shutting down all cooling on a hot summer day.

To keep the building tenants comfortable, immediate temporary cooling was required. Additionally, the owner wanted to develop a long-term strategy to improve reliability and efficiency of the building.


Boland was able to restore cooling within hours by installing a temporary chiller, providing immediate comfort to tenants. At the same time, Boland and the building owner collaborated to develop a long-term solution to meet their facility objectives.

To improve comfort for tenants and reliability of the cooling system, while at the same time reducing operational costs and reducing energy consumption, the Boland solution included:

  • Installing a rental chiller within hours to keep building oc