Hillsboro Treatment Center

Date Completed: March 2008
Client: Missouri Division of Youth Services
Size: 72,497 sq. ft.
Type of Construction: Existing, HVAC System Upgrade
Service: Energy Audit, HVAC System Commissioning
Facility Type: Government

The Hillsboro Treatment Center is a secure detention facility for youth meeting academic and therapeutic needs of its residents. The original roof mounted HVAC system for this building was located in a depressed section of the roof that effectively prevented efficient operation and resulted in repeated compressor failures. CxE identified a solution for the equipment problem and introduced a control system upgrade for additional savings. A separate DX split system was added for the 24-hour security monitoring room, allowing the main system to be shut down at night and providing a backup means of cooling for this critical function.