The Gary and Ann Crocker Science Center at the University of Utah is a 126,000 sf complete renovation and addition to the historic George Thomas Building. The new science center consists of classrooms, lecture halls, teaching and research laboratories, office space, common gathering areas, a vivarium and critical environment spaces for electron microscopes. The HVAC system consists primarily of a 90,000 CFM, 100% outside air handler with direct evaporative cooling and central plant chilled water cooling. Chilled beams in the laboratory spaces allow reduced ventilation air, and energy recovery coils and direct evaporative cooling on the exhaust system transfer energy from the exhaust air to the supply air to lower the building’s overall energy consumption. Heating hot water is from a four boiler array with a total capacity of 12 million Btuh.

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