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The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a federally funded research and development center and NASA field center in the city of La Cañada Flintridge in California, United States.

Founded in the 1930s, JPL is owned by NASA and managed by the nearby California Institute of Technology.


The Jet Propulsion Laboratory building housed a 2000 sq. ft. IT Data Center which required MEP system upgrade.

SYL designed the systems upgrade consisting of computer room air conditioning unit replacement, UPS installation, chilled water distribution layout and plumbing systems improvement.

The electrical works included upgrading of existing electrical system to serve new HVAC system and computer equipment, in addition to its existing lighting and power loads.


 Building 167

JPL’s Bldg. 167 housed a 1000 sq. ft. Special Events room which was the subject of user complaints. A significant amount of noise from the HVAC equipment was being transmitted through the building structure and into the Special Events room.

The challenge was eliminate the noise without any impact to the rest of the building and at the same time retain the existing HVAC equipment. SYL was contracted to investigate the noise issue, propose solutions and develop workable construction drawings.

The noise was substantially reduced in the room after project completion in 2005.

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