Precis Engineering provided MEP detailed design utilizing BIM modeling, energy modeling and construction administration services.
The new 57,000-square-foot, three-story building was designed to promote energy, water, and environmental efficiency. The building features innovative learning spaces and student lounge space with simulation labs, a clinical lab, mock patient exam rooms, and conference rooms.
The new building located on the campus of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia achieved 684 out of 926 possible points, for a score of 74 percent. This score recognizes the building with a rating of 3 Green Globes with 4 Green Globes being the highest a building can accomplish. Precis Engineering worked with the project owner and architect to develop the most energy efficient envelope design with first cost and payback period evaluated. The building utilizes triple glazed windows and natural lighting to reduce energy consumption. In addition, the 20,000 square-foot green roof will absorb nearly 15,000 gallons of water when fully saturated. All mechanical equipment selections were driven by energy efficiency. The completed design resulted in a 40% energy reduction.