Located in El Segundo, California, the 225,000 square foot Mattel, Inc. manufacturing center includes office, drafting, and design space, as well as fabrication, parking garage, and stage production areas. Envise developed and implemented an equipment replacement plan that involved commissioning and building management system integration for three buildings on the campus within a condensed timeframe.
Beginning with Envise providing consultative services for the client, the decision was made to replace 13 direct expansion package units totaling 350 tons and retrofitting the variable air volume control boxes in the top floor executive offices. In addition, the project team removed two 60-ton water cooled direct expansion air handlers in the 15- story headquarters building and installed the new custom units from the ground up.
In order to remain operational, Mattel required an extremely aggressive project schedule. To satisfy this need, Envise established a meticulously planned project start time to ensure building access, implemented necessary safety precautions, and minimized disruption within the building. By partnering with a demolition contractor, the equipment removal was expedited during a weekend shutdown. Two labor shifts were also implemented to install units and coordinate start up, commissioning, and the integration of new equipment into the existing building management system.
By choosing equipment with maintenance and serviceability in mind, Envise delivered a solution that provides energy savings, equipment reliability, and lower operating and maintaining equipment costs. The highly energy efficient equipment chosen for the project resulted in electrical savings of up to 15 percent. Focusing on the long term customer relationship, Envise continues to serve Mattel, Inc. through an ongoing preventive maintenance agreement.