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Nesbitt Academic Commons

Pennsylvania State University - Wilkes-Barre Campus
Wilkes-Barre, PA

Martin Rogers served as MEP consultant for the new two story, 22,000 square foot, collegiate facility housing a new library, art gallery, classrooms, lecture hall, academic support services, career services, and a ‘cyber café’ located at the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus. Design documentation included systems appropriate to obtain a LEED certification (‘certified’ level), including high efficiency HVAC equipment, daylight harvesting, energy metering (measurement and verification), water use reduction, CO2 sensing, sensor controlled lighting, and indoor air quality monitoring and control. The LEED design effort included an energy modeling process through which the building envelope and mechanical systems were analyzed in harmony to develop an efficient design, minimizing energy usage and equipment size while maximizing resources such as natural light.