Upgrade strategies for energy efficiency, compliance, capacity, and added procedure space

Sue Hopper, PE
Mechanical Engineer
Michigan State University

Joseph R. Seidl, PE
Senior Associate
Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Legacy animal facilities that don’t meet modern standards for energy efficiency, accreditation and compliance, capacity, and operational standards won’t be compatible with competitive research programs going forward – it’s time to upgrade. Session leaders profile modernization of the 1970’s-era animal facility at Michigan State University to incorporate individual room pressurization, occupancy-based air change rates, demand control ventilation, VAV exhaust systems, heat recovery, equipment upgrades, capacity increase, and expanded procedure space.  They chart the up-front planning challenge of identifying total building needs including infrastructure, master planning, maintenance, and grant-specified design requirements prior to setting project budget.

Session Identifier: 
Forum E
Occurs: 
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 1:10pm-2:05pm
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 1:45pm-2:40pm
Continuing Education
AIA CES Units: 
1.00
HSW Units: 
1.00