Northwestern University Technology Institute Commissioning

Heapy Engineering provided LEED Commissioning Services northwestern tech infill cxfor the Northwestern University Technology Institute Infill project in Evanston Illinois.  The Technology Institute Infill project includes: two 5-story additions to Tech, which are a total of 100,000 SF. The North addition between B and C wings contains 2 floors of analytical chemistry space and 3 floors Engineering Life Science space. There  is a 6th floor mechanical penthouse and no basement. Both infills have atriums with smoke evacuation systems. The South addition contains a Class 100, H5 rated clean room space with mechanical support directly above. Stacked above the mechanical room are 3 floors of office/classroom/lab space primarily for the Department of Earth and Planetary Science and a 6th floor mechanical room.

Heapy Engineering’s Commissioning Services included:

  • Two Hot Water Systems
  • Two Chilled Water Systems
  • Two Central Air Handling Systems for Make-Up Air purposes
  • Five Central Air Handling Systems
  • One hundred fifty Terminal Units (Variable Air Volume Units)
  • Twelve Exhaust Systems (including two manifold exhaust systems and two atrium smoke exhaust systems)
  • Twelve Unit Heaters
  • Thirty Laboratory Control Spaces (including supply and exhaust valves & fume hoods w/ exhaust valves)
  • Automatic temperature control system
  • Lighting Controls Systems (Daylight dimming controls & occupancy sensor controls)
  • Domestic and Process water generation, distribution, pumping and mixing systems required to meet LEED Water Efficiency Credit criteria
  • Laboratory Service Piping
  • Life Safety Systems (fire alarm, egress pressurization, fire protection, atrium smoke evacuation)
  • Security system (including electronic building/door access control system)
  • Freeze Protection Emergency Operation
  • Vertical Transport Emergency Generator

The project was completed in 2010.

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