Yale University, Residential Colleges
This new 460,000 ft2 residential college is comprised of two buildings housing student residences, dining areas, and additional academic and administrative facilities.
BuroHappold Engineering is providing MEP and sustainability consulting services throughout the project to minimize its carbon impact on the campus, and ensure it achieves a LEED-NC Gold rating.
Key requirements for our team were to reduce the carbon emissions associated with the project and to deliver a resource efficient college capable of securing an ambitious LEED certification.
The MEP systems include geothermal energy generation options that will offset the buildings’ demands on Yale’s central plant infrastructure. Chilled beams will be used in the dormitory suites to provide energy efficient cooling, and we have also incorporated additional initiatives such as storm water reuse, solar domestic hot water production, occupancy control lighting and a displacement ventilation system to keep the project on track to meet its high sustainability targets.
We are providing complete BIM (building information modeling) across both buildings to produce all the MEP, IT and security documentation required for the later construction phases of the project.
Denzil Gallagher, Partner
By incorporating BIM technology into our approach, our team will be able to plan a streamlined, efficient building program that will reduce the development’s impact on wider campus operations and keep the project on budget for our client.
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