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University of Michigan's MMPL Features LEED Gold Certified Addition

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Aug 6, 2015 1:50:00 PM

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MEP Design Services, Architectural Lighting  and Green Design

Peter Basso Associates provided mechanical and electrical engineering services for the renovation of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Laboratory, approximately 9,500 square feet of energy storage research laboratory space, and a 10,106 square foot LEED Gold Certified office addition.


The mechanical scope of work for the laboratory spaces included variable air volume supply and exhaust through energy recovery equipment, and plumbing of vacuum, compressed air, hot and cold water, RO water, hydrogen, and various special lab gases. For the office space the HVAC system consisted of a dedicated outside air unit for space ventilation complete with enthalpy energy recovery wheel, and chilled beam/induction units for space heating and cooling.


The electrical scope of work included replacement of the existing building unit substation and connection to the 13.2kV campus primary loop electrical service; power service to the new mechanical equipment; renovation of the second floor including high efficiency lighting and power for laboratory equipment including lab benches, raceways for voice/data outlets, security, and audio/visual systems and new fire alarm devices to be connected to the existing fire alarm system.


Read more about the unique Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project and Laboratory:

http://energy.umich.edu/about-us/phoenix-project

http://greenbuildingelements.com/2014/01/14/university-michigan-memorial-phoenix-laboratory-phase-2-renovation-completed/

https://www.tradelineinc.com/reports/2014-3/michigan-memorial-phoenix-laboratory-phase-ii

Topics: Lighting, Recent News, Electrical, Mechanical, Office, Historic, LEED

   

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