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Morley Winery



Location: Santa Rosa, California
Sector: Winery

Square Footage: ≈4,200 sf Production Facility/Office/Lab & ≈7,400 sf Caves
Year Completed: 2005

Project Description:

MK2 Engineers assisted with master-planning activities during the Production Facility, Caves and Site Development phases of work. Efficient project management ensured that this job was completed on-time and well within the client's budget. The incorporation of "Green" design elements will insure a reduced environmental impact over the life-span of the building systems.

Morley Winery is located in the foothills south of Santa Rosa, California. The innovative systems MK2 employed on this project included:

1. MK2's design engineers (after completion of an initial feasibility study) were able to entirely eliminate the need for a mechanical Fire Pump. On-site topographical features allowed for the placement of storage tanks and associated piping which sufficiently charge the Fire Protection Sprinklers through a gravity-fed water delivery system.

2. At the request of Morley Winery's facility engineer (who wanted to maintain a minimal amount of hot water storage within the winery buildings) MK2's designers created a completely self-contained series of "instant" hot water generators and piping systems.

3. All of the Sanitary and Process Waste generated within the winery and associated buildings are handled by a "bio-reactor" which eliminates the need for these effluent materials to be dumped into the winery's on-site septic system.

MK2 Engineers also provided Construction Documents, Bid Submittal and Construction Support Services for the HVAC, process refrigeration systems (including hot and cold glycol, process hot and cold water, cave cooling and ventilation), process and sanitary waste systems, fire protection system, electrical, fermentation tank control and related control system designs.