HVAC and Plumbing. The new building will be tied into the chilled water, steam and condensate loops from the Campus’s Central Utility plant to provide heating and cooling. There will be 18 separate radiant flooring zones consisting of over 11 miles of tubing imbedded in concrete.
Grodsky has been contracted by Barr & Barr to complete the HVAC & Plumbing scope of The New Science Center at Amherst College. The building will consist of research labs, teaching labs, classrooms, lecture halls, a vivarium, café, science shops, offices and a greenhouse. There will be a rooftop solar panel array that will conserve energy by over 70% as compared to the average science building.
A rain water reclamation system will utilize storm water to provide makeup water to HVAC systems and conserve water usage, the building is a cast in place concrete structure which reduced the overall height of the building to help preserve the scenic view east of campus.