Energy Modeling for Indiana State University Sycamore Towers Mills Hall Renovation
R.E. Dimond and Associates provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design services for the renovation of Sycamore Towers’ Mill Hall, which houses approximately 390 students. The facility includes student rooms, vending areas and laundry facilities. Each room is equipped with one wired Ethernet outlet, basic cable TV, telphone jack and wireless internet service.
R.E. Dimond and Associates utilized advanced building energy modeling, which analyzed the building envelope and spatial layout to assist in the design of an energy efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. The building will utilize the campus’ chilled water system with a plate and frame heat exchanger to isolate the tower complex from the campus’ chilled water loop. Heating is provided from the campus steam system by utilizing a steam to hot water heat exchanger. An energy recovery wheel, DDC temperature control system, utility metering, and stairwell pressurization system were also incorporated into the design. Dedicated fan coils were provided for each individual room for optimum occupant comfort.
Electrical work included an emergency generator, power wiring to all devices, datas systems, lighting , fire alarm and voice evacuation systems. Plumbing systems include a fire pump designed for all 4 towers, sprinkler system, high & low pressure domestic water systems including domestic water booster pumps, high & low pressure domestic hot water heaters with central recirculation systems, waste and vent systems, storm water systems and all fixtures.
Silver LEED designation is goal for the completed project.