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Mar 16 / Stephanie Bausman

Snyder’s of Hanover

pes-snyders-01New 60,300 square foot three story research and development facility targeted
for LEED Certified located in Hanover, Pennsylvania.
Electrical systems to include
primary switch addition connected to a 3.6 megawatt solar field to a new transformer and switchgear.
The new service will be stepped down from 13,200V to 480/277V main distribution switchboard with
associated step-down transformers to 208/120V distribution panels. The R&D facility also requires
power connections to various pieces of equipment essential to their daily operations. Exterior lighting
for new parking areas with full cut-off fixtures to meet the requirements of LEED SSc8. Interior lighting
design to include high efficient T5 direct/indirect lighting (with low mercury lamps) and automatic lighting
control to meet the requirements of LEED EAc1, IEQc6.1, & IDc1.1. Fire alarm, Intrusion detection,
access control, and voice/data system design are also included in the design. The mechanical system
includes high efficient direct expansion cooling variable air volume rooftop units with hot water shutoff
type VAV boxes. The hot water condensing boiler is 95% efficient, and outdoor air is precondition
through an energy recovery ventilator. The mechanical design is 20% more efficient than the ASHRAE
90.1-2007 standard. The plumbing design includes low flow urinals, dual flush toilets, and battery
operated low flow lavatories. Paragon acted as the LEED Accredited Professional and was responsible
for engineering, commissioning, energy modeling, and handing the documentation for each attempted
LEED Credit.


Paragon’s Services Included

  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • Design/Build

Project Leader Peter Shovlin
Project Team Member Brian Martin