Rabobank Arena | Bakersfield, CA

The Rabobank Arena is a sports and entertainment facility with 11,000 seats, including luxury suites. The arena is used for hockey, basketball, concerts, ice skating events, and other arena events. The main system provides 800 tons of cooling using a built up direct expansion approach designed by ACCO.

Project Requirements

  • 800 tons of Built Up DX Cooling
  • 100 tons of Packaged Equipment
  • 200,000 pounds of Duct Work
  • 7,500 Hours of Field Sheet Metal
  • 4,000 Hours of Field Piping

What ACCO Delivered

The main system provides 800 tons of cooling using a built up direct expansion approach designed by ACCO. The Luxury Suites are individually zoned with packaged equipment to allow for small function occupancy without operating the main building systems. All the HVAC systems, including all the refrigeration sequence and cycling, are tied together using a Direct Digital Control system.

A challenge on this project was integrating duct and pipe systems into the precast structure and the overhead steel catwalks. This included having the supports and hangers for the Main Bowl duct fabricated and installed concurrently with the initial installation of the building steel. Also, ACCO took the lead in developing a smoke control strategy with FP&C Consultants. The system combined both active and passive elements for the most cost-effective and operationally simple system available.

Project Team

Owner: City of Bakersfield
Architect: Rosetti & Associates
General Contractor: PCL
Mechanical Contractor: ACCO Engineered Systems

Project Details