Even through pounding hurricanes, Enwave customers, including the city’s largest medical district, continue to benefit from reliable and resilient heating and cooling.
Future-proofing for greater resilience
Enwave’s district energy system successfully weathered hurricanes Katrina and Rita, maintaining service to Louisiana’s largest health care and medical research center. One of the few buildings unscathed by the storms, Enwave’s facility even served as one of FEMA’s headquarters during the devastating aftermaths. Since the hurricanes, Enwave has continued to invest and introduce improvements, including its innovative “ice battery” to offer greater resilience and more robust emergency planning.
A medical campus designed to withstand disaster
Following the destruction of back-to-back hurricanes, Louisiana State University commissioned Enwave to build a plant for its University Medical Center New Orleans (the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center). Able to withstand hurricane-force winds and a 20-foot storm surge, the state-of-the-art facility is future-proof, with greater reliability and resiliency.
The Roosevelt New Orleans (a Waldorf Astoria hotel) is a beacon of luxury, hosting luminaries such as Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles and Jack Benny, to name a few. Connecting to Enwave’s chilled water system enabled the hotel to repurpose the prime space where cooling towers would typically be located into revenue-generating opportunities – the new Waldorf Astoria Spa and a poolside rooftop bar.
We continue to connect new buildings along our expanding pipe network so more customers can enjoy reliable, sustainable and predictable service.
Collaborating with Louisiana’s most critical services
We worked closely with Louisiana State University Health at the early stages of designing its University Medical Center New Orleans. Strategic planning at the outset ensured that Enwave’s on-site system is now scalable and can readily adapt to meet future challenges. It’s also constructed within a parking garage, so equipment noise isn’t disruptive to the surrounding area.