Shell Point, Florida’s Largest Continuing Care Retirement Community…
has a 13,786 sq.ft. central
energy plant, which by 2005 will
have the capacity to provide 12,000 GPM and 6000 tons of cooling to numerous multi-unit residences and community facilities. The plant, centralized in 2000, already serves most of the buildings on the 75 acre community known as "The Island", including a medical center,
church, skilled nursing, assisted living and various independent living units, as well as "The Woodlands" neighborhood, all part of this resort-like retirement community which provides virtually every level of care possible for its residents. Currently in the midst of a massive, long-term expansion throughout the 425 acre property,
Shell Point will eventually be home to over 4000 retirees, providing for their needs and amenities from fitness and recreation to a specialized Alzheimer’s care unit. Nearly every square foot of every facility will be served by its immaculately maintained central plant.
Approximately 40 PICCV valves are installed at the Shell Point medical center with more installations to come. The valves have completely eliminated the need for any manual balancing at the medical center, making its transition to central chilled water
plant service a smooth one. Dan Parker, Energy Plant Manager, above, explains
the system to a visitor.