Phase 1C of Penn State East Halls Receives LEED Gold Certification
Barton Education provided MEP engineering and lighting design services for Phase 1C of the Pennsylvania State University’s East Halls which includes Brumbaugh, Pinchot, and Tener Halls. The project received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The goal of the renovations is to transform each 10-story, 75,000 square feet hall into modern residence halls for incoming students. The halls consist of mostly double occupancy rooms with some resident assistant single rooms that provide approximately 300 beds. The renovated buildings include study/lounge space and “wet cores” which consist of individual bathrooms with a shower, lavatory, and toilet along with adjacent alcoves with sinks and lockers. The ground floor of each building include a lounge with a kitchen, multiple study spaces, a laundry room, and a residence life apartment.
Each building renovation is a complete renewal of the facility, all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems were replaced with new systems and air conditioning was added to the facilities. Other improvements in each facility included replacing the thermal envelope, central plant utility upgrades for chilled water, heating hot water and domestic hot water, as well as the replacement of the electrical unit substation and distribution system that serves the East Halls complex.
total Sq Ft
75,000 sq. ft. each
$33.6 million each