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I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: Replace Multiple Chillers - (2% Deferred Maintenance Category )
2. Project Description (One Sentence): Replace chillers that have exceeded their useful life.
3a. Project Location: County: Washoe
3b. Project Location: City: Reno
4. Department (department requesting project): NSHE
5. Division (division requesting project): UNR
6. Agency (agency requesting project):
7. Agency contact person: Candice George
8. Contact phone: 775-771-0916
9. Contact email:
The Department ranking of this project:
10. The Department will rank their projects 1 through the lowest ranked project (i.e., If 5 projects were submitted by the Department a ranking of 1 would be assigned to the most important or most needed project and a ranking of 5 would be the least needed project). 4
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? No
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings)
13. Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended)
14. Is the property State Owned? Yes
15. If the facility is existing, is it State owned? Yes
II. Narrative Section 
1. Project Description: Remove three aging chillers at Laxalt Mineral Research, Chemistry Building, and Ansari Business Building and replace them with two 1200 ton chillers inside of the Central Chilled Water Plant.
2. Project Justification: The chillers in Laxalt Mineral Research, Chemistry Building, and Ansari Business building provide cooling for building occupants, computer labs, and specialty research labs. As these chillers approach the end of their life span they become less efficient and more prone to failure. The chillers need to be replaced before a failure occurs during the summer when we need cooling the most.
3. Project Background Information: Currently our campus is cooled by multiple chillers. Some of the chillers were sized to cool a single building, some of them were sized to cool multiple buildings. During the next decade we will have 13 chillers in the South and mid campus reach the end of their useful life. These units provide 4,130 tons of cooling to 32 buildings. Instead of replacing these individual units we are going to build a Central Chilled Water Plant to provide district cooling to all of these buildings. The Central Chilled Water Plant will have chillers installed in phases as the existing chillers on campus reach the end of their useful life.
4. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
a. Type of equipment to be replaced: Chillers and Cooling Towers
b. Year existing equipment was installed: 2004
c. Manufacturer of existing equipment: Carrier and Baltimore Air Coil
d. Model of existing equipment:
e. Are there any known hazardous material abatement? No
5. Ramifications if the Project is not Approved (short essay): Chillers are an integral part of our building's HVAC systems. They provide the cooling needed to provide a comfortable and productive working environment for our faculty and students, as well as maintaining tight temperature tolerances in our specialty research laboratories.
Health, Life Safety, and/or Legal Issues
6. Please describe any health, life safety, and/or legal issues that will be resolved by completing this project (Short Essay): If the space temperatures become too high the occupants have the ability to claim the high temperature is making them sick and they can leave work on Administrative Leave. If the chillers are replaced we will have the ability to maintain a comfortable space temperature.
7. Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
a. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? No
b. Has any design work been completed on the proposed project? Yes
c. What is the latest date this project could be completed without disrupting your program? 3/15/19
d. What is the driving proposed completion date? Cooling season begins April 1st, and 2019 is when the chillers will reach the end of their useful life.
III. Preliminary Construction and Funding Sources Section 
Preliminary Construction Cost Estimate and Funding Sources (The SPWD will prepare all final cost estimates. This schedule is for preliminary purposes only.)
1. Land (if land must be purchased):
2. Off-site construction:
3. On-site Development: 2,500,000
4. Utility connection fees:
5. Water rights deeded:
6. Furniture, Fixture and Equipment:
7. Specialty equipment:
8. Data and network equipment:
9. Telephone equipment costs:
10. Moving:
11. Renovation of vacated space:
12. Correction of known deficiencies:
(describe deficiencies)
13. Any known commitments:
(describe commitments)
14. Known hazardous material abatement:
(describe hazardous materials)
15. Total project costs:
16. Proposed funding of total project cost:
a. Agency:
b. Federal
c. Other/Donor
d. State 2,500,000
(describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding):
Total: 2,500,000
17. Agency point of contact for outisde funding if 16a, 16b, or 16c funding sources are providing funds.
a. Name
b. Phone Number
c. Email Address
IV. Site Analysis Section 
Site Analysis (New construction only)
1. Estimated land area to be acquired (acres)
2. Will this project require new parking spaces? No
3. Are utilities available to site? Yes
4. Will project require relocation of existing utilities? Unknown
5. Are there any required off-site improvements (or right-of-way dedications)? No
6. Is the site in a flood plain? No
7. Is the site in an airport impact zone? No
8. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks? No
9. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions? Unknown
10. Will the site require an environmental assessment? Unknown
11. Will rezoning or a special use permit be required? No
12. Will any Utility connection fees need to be paid? No
13. Will any water rights need to be deeded? No
14. Will construction traffic degrade existing access or facilities? Unknown
15. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? Unknown
16. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe): Unknown
Describe Site Considerations:
V. Programming Section 
Programming (New construction, building remodels, and building additions only)
1. Has any architectural programming occurred?
(Programming is an architectural definition of the needs/problems that must be addressed by the project)
2. Has any advanced planning occurred in previous CIPs? No
3. Usable Square footage required (including storage space)
a. New Construction SF:
b. Remodel/Renovation SF:
c. Addition SF
d.Total project SF:
4. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) :
5. Approximate number of staff to occupy facility:
6. Approximate number of visitors per day:
7. Will this project require funding for any furnishings, fixtures and equipment? No
8. For existing facilities, are there any known hazardous materials? (i.e., Asbestos, lead paint or underground storage tanks): No
9. How many years of future growth will this project accommodate? 30
10. List of required facilites (laboratory space, classroom space, office space, conference rooms, cafeterias, maintenance shops, garages) and any unusual related equipment required for your project: