Higher education buildings need to be designed for a long life cycle, with low operating and maintenance costs over the life of the building. Higher Education buildings are unique in the significant changes of the building’s occupancy based on the time of year and time of day. The need for flexibility is paramount in the design to accommodate this fluctuating occupancy rate.
MEP uses a variety of energy savings methods to meet the special demands of Higher Education building systems. Some of these methods are:
- Double passed air system and reheat recovery
- Occupancy controlled ventilation
- Low temperature hot water systems
- Energy recovery on the exhaust system
- Rain water collection for use to flush toilets, flush urinals and feed water features.
- Daylight harvesting systems
The MEP team has many years of experience in the design of mechanical, electrical, fire protection, and telecommunications for Higher Education Facilities. MEP has LEED® Accredited Professionals (LEED® AP) and a Certified Indoor Air Quality (CIAQP) Design Professional with extensive experience in college campus sustainable energy efficient projects.