Homewood Suites
Homewood Suites
Homewood Suites

Project Details

  • Campus Realty Properties-V LP
    Philadelphia, PA
    $50 million

    On December 8, 2010, Campus Apartments, LLC of Philadelphia, PA, broke ground on what was the only hotel construction start in Philadelphia for the year. An 11-Story, 110,000-square-foot, extended stay Homewood Suites was designed to rise above the 4100 block of Walnut Street in the University City section of Philadelphia.

    The owner, Campus Apartments, LLC, recognized the demand for such a hotel to support visitors to nearby health and educational facilities, such as the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The property included 136 suites, each offering a full kitchen and one bedroom, averaging approximately 500 square feet of total living space.

    GREYHAWK’s scope for this LEED Silver project included both basic commissioning and enhanced commissioning in compliance with applicable LEED requirements. GREYHAWK’s role as Commissioning Agent (CxA) for this project included review of “Owner’s Project Requirements” and “Basis of Design” documents, design phase review of systems and components to be commissioned and construction phase review of submittals of relevant systems and components.

    In accordance with LEED requirements, the following systems and components were commissioned:

    • HVAC primary system commissioning (boilers, pumps, energy recovery units)
    • HVAC terminal equipment commissioning 20% (heat pumps, VAVs, unit heaters, exhaust fans)
    • Pool dehumidification system
    • Building automation system
    • Domestic hot water primary system
    • Lighting control system

    After start-up and testing were completed and verified, GREYHAWK collected and reviewed O&M manuals and prepared a comprehensive systems manual. We verified completion of necessary training and returned to the project for a 10-month occupancy review.