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Binghamton University – Engineering and Science Building

Designed to conserve

  • LEED

    Certified Platinum

  • 125K

    Square Feet

  • $45M

    Construction Value

  • Binghamton, New York

    Binghamton, New York

Using green techniques to increase efficiencies and reduce energy consumption

Binghamton University started out in the 1940s and 50s as a small liberal arts college. Now, it counts itself as one of four doctorate-granting universities in the New York state system. BU has come this far by cultivating a culture and a reputation for excellence.

So their new Engineering and Science Building had to be excellent: designed as a beacon of efficient energy laid over green solutions. For example, in a typical laboratory, exhaust air can’t be circulated back through the space—safety reasons. In this design, however, exhaust air is sent through the total energy wheels, which then rotate into the outside air stream. The wheels precool and dry out the air in the cooling season and preheat and humidify the air during the winter.

The new facility has a large lab, but there are also several smaller rooms and labs nearby. Places where researchers can carry out specialized work or use unique equipment. A large computational work space brings those people back together for collaboration.

And other bits that pulled together energy savings? Natural day lighting, radiant heating and cooling systems, photovoltaic panels, rainwater harvesting, and a green roof. 

At a Glance

Offices
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ENR New York "Best Green Project"
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Brian Larson, Senior Vice President, Buildings

Improving the quality of life—in many cases, saving lives—through my work is an incredible privilege and responsibility.
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Jeri Pickett, Principal

We solve problems for our clients’ using creative and cost effective solutions to better the look and performance of their facilities.

Stuart Shrauger, Principal

Why do people become engineers? For me it was a great interest in mechanical things. How do they work? How were they made? How can I make them better?

Thomas Walsh, Vice President, Regional Leader, US (Northeast)

Business models change. Underlying objectives and goals shift. Helping the entire team achieve success is best way to continue to grow.
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Brian Larson

Senior Vice President, Buildings

Jeri Pickett

Principal

Stuart Shrauger

Principal

Thomas Walsh

Vice President, Regional Leader, US (Northeast)

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