It’s typical for a chiller to contribute to occupant comfort. It’s less typical for a chiller to ensure occupant survival, but such is the mix of occupants at The Wild Center in the Adirondacks. In this year’s Engineering Award-winning project, the array of HVAC chal-lenges and circumstances is as wide as the variety of environments recreated “in nature” for two-legged visitors to experience. All in all, New York’s first LEED®-certified museum brings the outside in with nimble but powerful design.
The high-profile equipment involves an efficient, resilient trigeneration plant to provide heating, cooling, and power service. However, UConn’s most critical asset may be its forward-thinking, campus-wide energy strategy. Read more stories in June Issue 2017.