Fort Collins, Colorado | Higher Education

Colorado State University New Chemistry Building – LEED Platinum

$34.5 M | 61,200 SF

New chemistry building on Colorado State University’s campus that includes research offices and laboratory space.

  • (LEED Platinum, labs for hood intensive synthetic chemistry programs, Konvekta heat recovery system)




Cator, Ruma & Associates provided MEP design for a new 61,200-square-foot chemistry building, which houses research offices and laboratory space, including labs for hood intensive synthetic chemistry programs. Air handling units, equipped with heat recovery coils, were installed in a partially redundant arrangement, separating the lab spaces and office spaces.  A Konvekta heat recovery system was provided in each of the four (4) air handling units to provide improved system efficiency and energy savings over traditional systems.  

Mechanical equipment is controlled through a Building Management System. The building heating system consists of campus steam connection to redundant heat exchangers. Building cooling is provided from the campus chilled water system. The building utilizes LED and fluorescent lighting sources. Automatic lighting controls, including occupancy sensors and daylight harvesting sensors were implemented in circulation corridors, offices and meeting spaces.  The Chemistry Building is LEED Platinum Certified.

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