HEAPY was the MEP and technology engineer for the 36,000 square-foot expansion and complete interior renovation of the Great Oaks Laurel Oaks Career Campus, located in Wilmington, Ohio. The campus previous had two separate buildings (Building 200 and 300), and the project created a new addition that connected the two buildings, creating a seamless and integrated facility for the campus. The project also included a new high-bay and heavy equipment lab to allow for new education and training programs on site.
The interior renovation updated the look and feel of the campus to create a modern design with open and inviting spaces full of natural light. HEAPY worked closely with the client and the project team to ensure all building systems mirrored the aesthetics of the space, disappeared into the new architecture and interior design.
The mechanical systems included a new hot and chilled water system, replacement of an old chiller, and addition of one new chiller. The team maintained two AHUs and replaced the coils to ensure they were integrated with the new system. We replaced the old generator with a new model to support the campus and ensure resiliency in the event of power interruption. The main data room was relocated, and new wireless access points were created. We also updated the electrical system for the new addition and upgrade fire alarm systems.
Our team reused portions of the old mechanical and electrical systems where appropriate to reduce costs and resource consumption. LED lighting upgrades and new lighting controls were incorporated in all areas to improve energy efficiency.
We worked closely with the client’s commissioning agent to meet energy efficiency targets and adhere to current design standards, including using current standardized equipment to ensure consistency across Great Oaks Career Campuses.