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FBI Central Records Complex

Winchester, Virginia | Federal  | Mechanical Service

The Central Records Complex (CRC) located in Winchester, Virginia was designed to centralize the physical files of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and streamline the storage, retrieval, and management of mission critical assets. The 256,425 square foot facility includes surface parking spaces, office spaces, storage with operational support areas, a visitor screening center, and additional service areas. The facility, which houses a 2,000 square foot IT operational area, is aimed at reducing the amount of FBI storage facilities and effectively maintaining and retrieving information in one location.


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The project had specific energy requirements that were handled through the extensive use of Demand Control Ventilation (DCV) and the utility and electrical sub metering. Envise also had to adhere to stringent requirements for the General Services Administration (GSA) Design Excellence Program. By working with the general contractor and owner, Envise was able to meet expectations for all guidelines and the equipment was installed to meet P-100 design guides.


Envise installed DDC Controls for 76 fan powered induction terminal units (FPIU), 31 variable air volume (VAV) boxes, and 32 fan coil units. The new facility includes energy efficient mechanical and electrical systems that are sustainable and provide a high degree of resilience, including an N+1 redundant central plant system, telecom and electric room backups, warehouse space with redundant air handling units (chilled and refrigerant), and N+30 percent boilers.

The team had to abide by National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) federal records storage facility requirements in order to attain certification. The Central Records Complex is the first NARA-certified facility that uses automated storage and retrieval technology.