Michener Library replacement of a 320 ton high temperature hot water absorption chiller. Control upgrades to the exhaust systems to improve airflow and overall balance.
A separate project, the Information Literacy Presentation Facility was designed to provide a space for the teaching of access to the Internet and other information gathering systems available on the computer. Funding was made available by James Michener himself.
A new chilled water plant was designed and installed at the main campus library. Chilled water was not previously used at this facility. A new subbasement addition was built to house the two 400-ton absorption chillers. Steam from the central plant was used to fire the chillers. A primary-secondary pumping scheme was utilized along with variable volume water flow. Sixteen air handlers were retrofitted to accept chilled water coils and piping throughout the library was installed. Direct digital controls were designed to optimize plant performance.
Upgrades to fire protection systems in Music School Library as part of a larger life safety upgrade program.
Replacement of entire mechanical and plumbing systems to update these schools. Included new systems in the IMCs (Integrated Media Centers) for the following schools:
- Maddox Elementary
- Hay Elementary
- Cherrelyn Elementary
- Bishop Elementary
- Lowell Annex (Englewood High)
a) Upgrades to the HVAC systems serving the school and library. Including rebuilding air handling units, distribution systems, and local control.
b) Electronic Media Center – Separate library within a library utilizing computers for material access. Complete new mechanical systems
The entire central plant producing chilled water and the central air handling systems was rebuilt. Energy efficient systems were designed.
Preliminary schematic designs for budgeting of the major $40 million renovation and addition to the main library on campus.