MEP Design Services, Architectural Lighting and Green Design
Peter Basso Associates provided MEP engineering design services for the LEED Platinum certified CMU Graduate Housing Complex - a two-building/3-story residential housing area, located on the north end of campus on Bellows Street, adjacent to the Health Professions/College of Medicine building. The building’s encompass 94 apartments and 164 beds.
Building heat and cooling were supplied through heat exchangers and chillers by University Steam. A 6-inch steam line (60-psi) enters the basement of the West Building and supply systems for both buildings. Fresh air comes from the roof equipment platform and exhaust air is sent to the roof.
The 13.1-kV electrical service was reduced to 120-volts having passed through a 750-kva transformer. Each building has external natural gas-fired emergency generators rated at 25-kW. Generators supply emergency lighting circuits. Selected lighting units in meeting rooms, mechanical/electrical rooms, and all lighting in exit corridors and stairwells are powered by these circuits through an Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS).
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