AURARIA HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER

SIERRA COLLEGE BUILDING

MORGAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER

The UCD Health and Wellness Center is a state-of-the-art facility designed to help individuals change to a healthier lifestyle. A unique learning environment encourages patients to continue through the process.

BG provided LEED commissioning authority services for the approximately 95,000 square foot Health and Wellness Center. The project consisted of a four-story research and fitness facility with a natatorium located on the basement level.

The owner, design team, and commissioning agent worked closely together evaluating the most suited systems to minimize energy usage.
Installation review and performance verification were confirmed during construction and operations phases.

The campus distribution chilled water and steam systems are distributed through the building to energy recovery ventilation air handlers and are controlled by a campus-wide Siemens control system.

The third-party commissioning during the design, construction and post-construction phases for the new center included offices, meeting spaces, an athletic area, and rehabilitation (therapy) pools. The systems are connected through the buildings automation system and are served by the central plant and the water systems.

NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE

New Mexico State University set out to build a new two-story 45,000 square foot “Town and Gown” building on a 56,000 square foot existing parking lot at the southwest corner of Jordan Road and University Avenue in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Approximately 35,000 square feet of the building is managed by Barnes & Noble College Booksellers and the remaining 10,000 square feet is comprised of retail and miscellaneous university offices.

BG provided MEP design, LEED commissioning services, and a LEED Design Appeal review, ultimately, surpassing the client’s expectations by attaining LEED Gold certification.
Our commissioning team worked as trusted advisors to ensure ease of maintenance in systems. Indoor environment quality provides a comfortable atmosphere for employees and patrons. Additionally, highly-functional and sustainable MEP systems help reduce operating costs.

COLORADO NORTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Colorado Northwestern Community College was looking to build a new campus location in Craig, CO. The new campus would need a signature building to stand out and would also need to achieve LEED Gold status due to the requirements for state of Colorado.

BG provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and lighting engineering design and construction contract administration services for the new academic building including classrooms, office, student services, and support spaces. The new campus focal point attracted new students and provided an environment for learning and collaboration. BG reduced the life-cycle costs of the MEP systems and integrated them with the campus geo-exchange field.

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

Colorado State University required a new space for classrooms, a lecture hall and faculty offices. The building needed to meet or exceed LEED Gold certification per the Governor’s Energy Office guidelines for state-funded buildings.

BG provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and lighting engineering design and construction contract administration for the approximately 90,000 SF, four-story building.

The new facility has three large classrooms which represent different habitats in Colorado as well as five group study rooms that are also thematically designed. The 275-seat lecture hall is fully equipped with full cinema-quality surround sound, projection equipment, and a large screen. The entry overlooks a courtyard and has an expanded plaza and a water wall feature.