Berea College envisioned a state-of-the-art instructional facility providing advanced science laboratories, nursing laboratories, interactive learning spaces, collaborative spaces, and planetarium.
Berea is committed to environmental stewardship in their operations and in their construction. The Natural Sciences and Health Building is a LEED Gold-registered project.
Berea wanted to ensure building performance for their facility. Special attention was required by the building envelope system and its role in humidity control with the project’s chilled beam mechanical systems. In addition, the project scope included commissioning of all building systems, lab systems, and process systems.
The desired outcomes from commissioning this project include:
- Providing a safe and healthy facility;
- Optimizing energy use;
- Reducing operating costs;
- Ensuring adequate O&M staff orientation and training; and
- Improving installed building systems documentation.