he renovation included the addition of classrooms, instructional labs, faculty offices, and student study areas, equipped with advanced technology for robotics, machining, welding, construction management, HVAC/R, industrial controls, and general education.
The project also involved installing entirely new HVAC systems, lighting, and controls. The goal was to maintain the facility as a self-sufficient building, capable of serving the community during evenings, nights, and weekends. Independent systems were chosen to minimize human intervention. During the commissioning process, issues were identified, including thermostat placements and sequencing problems with the VRF system controls and ERV units. This commissioning work, conducted in a 100,000 square foot building, added value by addressing and mitigating these issues before the building opened.