Pathfinder provided mechanical and plumbing engineering for the renovation of this 74,588 sq. ft. building. Laser scanning of the mechanical room was also provided.
Air handlers serving the classrooms, laboratories and office areas were replaced. The design included new energy saving technologies for air handling and HVAC systems including energy recovery wheels, demand controlled ventilation systems, airflow monitoring systems, variable speed drives, etc. Constant volume air systems were upgraded to VAV to maximize energy savings. Metering was added to the central plant chilled water and steam systems thus allowing the campus to monitor energy use of the Hall in accordance with E088.
Laboratories were renovated to provide services that more closely match their current use. Distilled water and acid waste piping were removed and replaced with standard drains and water service. Domestic water heating systems were upgraded to high-efficiency gas fired water heaters. Lab hood control systems were installed to ensure proper air balance in the building and to maximize airside efficiency.
Other major improvements included the addition of a building sprinkler system in the renovated work areas and upgrades to existing restrooms for ADA compliance.