Lane Community College Downtown Campus:

Lane Community College Downtown Campus:

May 6, 2013
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Lane Community College Downtown CampusLCC DTC is aiming for LEED Platinum and be both a teachable and sustainable building. HYDRO-TEMP was selected as a member of the CMGC team for this fast track and highly complex building. Not only will this building perform from a energy efficiency standpoint but it will also teach future energy professionals. The fourth floor labs use the HVAC system for teaching the students in daily curriculum. The mechanical rooms have been laid out using BIM to be used as a classroom. The mechanical systems are exceedingly complex and efficient. We are using a ground source heat pump loop to heat and cool utilizing a heat recovery chiller, boilers, water to water heat pump, cooling tower, radiant panels, radiant floors, chilled beams, traditional VAV, PTAC, fan coils, green roof and water to air heat pumps. BIM was essential to make all of these systems fit as well as utilizing Trimble to take the BIM model into reality for the fast track schedule.

This new facility for Lane Community College is located in the heart of downtown Eugene, and is on target to receive LEED Platinum certification. Hydro-Temp was selected as a member of the CM/GC team for this fast track, and highly complex building. This facility will employ a dual-track approach to sustainability:

  1. Sustainable construction and operations
  2. Center for Sustainability education/training
    • Labs on 4th floor will use the HVAC system as ? part of curriculum and educational tools
    • The mechanical rooms have been laid out using BIM (Building Information Modeling) to be utilized in future applied

The mechanical systems are complex yet efficient. A ground source heat pump loop is utilized to heat and cool relying on a heat recovery chiller, boilers, water to water heat pump, cooling tower, radiant panels, radiant floors, chilled beams, traditional VAV (Valuable Air Volume), PTAC (Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner) fan coils, green roof and water to air heat pumps. BIM was essential for making all this wide pallet of systems interface accurately, with key help from Trimble to make BIM practical for the fast track schedule.

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