Rochester, NY

University of Rochester Ronald Rettner Hall for Media Arts and Innovation

Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Engineering
Energy Modeling
 

The University of Rochester’s Ronald Rettner Hall for Media Arts and Innovation is a place for students to gain both practical skills and theoretical understanding of digital technology. Housing two programs—the College of Arts and Sciences and Engineering—students have access to three floors of high-end technologies, including an engineering fabrication lab, visual and audio recording studios and 3-D printers which represent the latest digital design advancements.

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Services

2RW consulted with the architect, University utility departments, acoustic consultant, and various other consultants throughout the project. Our work included:

  • MEP design and construction administration services for integrated automation, electrical, and electronic safety and security systems.
  • Whole-building energy modeling, comparing projected energy use to ASHRAE guidelines. Verification of compliance with New York state energy code requirements.
Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Engineering
Energy Modeling
 

OWNER: University of Rochester

TIMEFRAME: 2011 – 2013

SIZE: 18,900 SF

COST: $6 million


Highlights
  • Radiant heat concrete floor slabs

  • Smoke evacuation system to serve three-story atrium

  • HVAC systems were designed to meet stringent acoustical requirements

  • Interior wet-pipe fire protection system

  • Interior domestic water heating, waste/vent and storm drain systems and selection of plumbing fixtures

  • Interior heating/cooling/ dehumidification/exhaust/intake systems with dedicated outside air and energy recovery units

  • Direct digital control (DDC) building automation control system

  • Site lighting, interior power and lighting, lightning protection

  • Raceway systems for voice-data and audio-visual

  • Door access control system to meet University standards

  • Interior fire alarm/detection