Rochester, NY

University of Rochester Rettner Hall for Media Arts and Innovation

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

The University of Rochester’s 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— he College of Arts and Sciences and Engineering—students have access to three floors of highend 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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2Rw consulted with the architect, University utility departments, acoustic consultant, and various other consultants throughout the project. Our work included:

  • Whole building energy consumption modeling, comparing projected energy use to ASHRAE guidelines and to verify compliance with New York state energy code requirements.
  • Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) design service including integrated automaton, electrical, and electronic safety, and security.
  • Construction administration. 2rw attended pre-bid and pre-construction meetings and reviewed submittals and RFIs for the construction of the PME systems. 2rw provided clarifications and responses as needed. Site visits for construction observation, meetings, and punch lists.
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

  • 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