Koffman High Technology Incubator

New Facility

ASHRAE Technology Award, Society Level

Pathfinder provided high performance mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering. The new three-story 35,000 sq. ft. facility provides labs and shared facilities for start-up companies in Downtown Binghamton. This project features flexibility for tenant requirements and received federal, state and local funding.

Pathfinder supported the requirements for a NYSEDC Grant for the project. A $6 million grant was provided and $3.7 million of that was allocated to the building construction for a total construction budget of $14.8 million.

The GSHP system reduces fossil fuel use and provides low energy consumption. The smaller boiler is limited to extreme cold outside air preheat, resulting in lower fossil fuel consumption and emissions. No cooling tower or chemical treatment is required. In addition to the high energy performance of the equipment, the GSHP refrigeration system selected uses R-410A, a non-ozone depleting refrigerant.

Project Stats

258 metric tons

Total annual savings of CO2

71 kBtu/sf/yr

Energy Use Index, which is 50% better than similar buildings