Ortonville Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital. The project included phased demolition of the existing facility and rebuild for the new critical access hospital. Facility updates were designed to tie into a recently-completed 50,000 SF outpatient clinic.

The previous mechanical system serving the clinic was removed, and the facility was updated to be connected to the new plant in the Hospital. Both facilities connect into the geothermal loop field and mechanical systems that MEP Associates, LLC (MEP) specifically designed to serve the facility.

Installing the geothermal system in the Hospital and converting the Clinic facility to a geothermal system will reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.

MEP also provided mechanical, plumbing, medical gas, fire protection, electrical engineering, and systems design services for this 54,000 SF expansion and remodeling project.

Electrical systems were designed to include normal and emergency power systems per code, and low voltage systems including fire alarm, nurse call, paging, and telephone/data.

Extensive coordination of phasing was critical to this project. The previously used mechanical and electrical services within the buildings needed to be maintained while converting over to a new system.

Facility Expansion and Remodel

Hospital- 49,218 SF / Clinic- 30,643 SF

Completed Phase 1 in 2009 / Phase 2 in 2012


MEPs Direct Impact
  • Total Annual Energy Savings $69,914