CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION - RICHARD J. DONOVAN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
The prison is a 792-bed Level II facility with three housing units. The other structures include a facility support services building for healthcare services, laundry, canteen and dining areas. Additionally, the facility includes a program support services building for general visiting, religious programs, classrooms, library, indoor recreation, an administrative building, family visiting, and warehouse renovation.
A unique indirect evaporative cooling concept with heat recovery allowed 100% outside air heating and cooling at housing areas to reduce odors, provide a healthier environment, and reduce the facility’s energy usage. Additionally, the facility has a propane gas back up system to the natural gas service to provide redundancy and allows economic savings by allowing the owner to use thr significantly lower interruptible natural gas rate.
California Department of Corrections
San Diego, CA
Mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, plumbing engineering, technology