July 2016 Engineering Redefined

WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY TRACY HALL SCIENCE CENTER

Tracy Hall Science Center opens this fall at Weber State University. This 186,000 square foot state-of-the-art center for science education includes teaching and research laboratories, classrooms, offices, and administrative areas. There are over 60 variable volume exhaust hoods in the laboratories, with variable volume supply working with chilled beams to maximize occupant safety while minimizing energy consumption. The administrative areas are served by a water-source VRF system.

The building is heated from heat recovery chillers that actually draw heat from the chilled water loop and allow the building to operate without the use of direct fossil fuel combustion. This system is designed to enhance the campus goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2040.


Colvin Engineering  /  July 2016 Engineering Redefined