Northern Kentucky University

College of Informatics

Project Overview

Heapy provided Commissioning Services for Griffin Hall, a new academic building at the emerging College of Informatics on the Northern Kentucky University campus.   The building is 112,000 SF and includes classrooms, computer labs, a digitorium (digital auditorium), television/media studios and control rooms, teaching labs, research/partnership space, CAVE (a computer assisted virtual environment) offices, and support space.

The following building systems were Commissioned:

  • Steam to Hot Water System (including associated pumps)
  • Chilled Water System (including associated pumps)
  • Central Air Handling Systems
  • Terminal Units (Variable Air Volume Units)
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Unit Heaters and Cabinet Unit heaters
  • Automatic temperature control system
  • Lighting Controls Systems to meet LEED Energy Credit criteria
  • Domestic water generation, distribution, pumping and mixing systems required to meet LEED Water Efficiency Credit criteria
  • Perimeter Radiant heating system (Fin tube Radiators)
  • Electrical/Lighting controls system
  • Theatrical Lighting System
  • Integrated Building System

Thought Content

Planning for the New Normal
Plumbing Systems Re-Occupancy and Ongoing Operations

Your building may have been shut down these past many months due to WFH/COVID. Minimal use of your building’s water systems creates stagnant water in your plumbing system piping and equipment, which promotes the growth of Legionella and/or other biofilm-associated bacteria. This places your building occupants at risk when re-occupancy occurs. Now is the time to develop and implement a safe and effective Water Management Plan to protect your building occupants, maximizing their health and safety upon re-occupancy.

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