Primary Engineering has been brought onto the design team that will lay the foundation for the $71 million development for ASH Brokerage and the Residential Condo in downtown Fort Wayne. The pull ahead site package with parking structure and utilities will provide the foundation for the entire development. Read more here: http://downtownfw.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/new-project-solidifies-future-of-downtown-development/
The Wells Street Bridge Lighting project is now underway. This project is funded from the Fort Wayne Legacy Fund and will enhance the historic bridge with new LED color controlled lighting that will accent the bridge structure and provide event lighting on the bridge deck for receptions and parties. Read more here: http://downtownfw.wordpress.com/2013/09/25/legacy-funds-tapped-for-historic-bridge-lighting-project/
The South Bend Regional Airport project, designed by Primary Engineering, has recently been awarded the Engineering News Record 2012 Award for the best transportation project. The facility consists of a new passenger terminal that includes geothermal heating and cooling systems, daylight harvesting lighting controls, and enthalpy wheel energy recovery ventilation units.
Mike Lubbehusen and Terry Thornsbury are scheduled to present a technical session at the 2012 ASHRAE Winter Conference to be held in Chicago, IL on on January 22, 2012. The session will present a case study of renovating a historic 155 year old building and turning it into a High Performance Building that is energy efficient and economical to operate.
The Uytengsu Center was built in 1857 and is the oldest building on the Indiana Tech campus. Rather than demolish the deteriorating landmark, the university embarked on a $3.1 million renovation to preserve and modernize the historic building.
Utilizing the LEED 2009 version 3 Building Design and Construction Green Building Rating System, the project was able to achieve 65 point in 6 different categories:
- Sustainable Sites: 13 points by minimizing the impact on the site and minimizing the heat island effect of the roof
- Water Efficiency: 4 points by reducing water usage by 23% compared to American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standards
- Energy and Atmosphere: 27 points with a high performance building envelope insulation system enhanced commissioning, a closed-loop geothermal system, and high efficiency LED lighting; over 43% more efficient than the ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Standard
- Materials and Resources: 5 points by diverting nearly 80% of the construction waste from
- the landfill, using recycled content material, and reusing hardwood and brick from the original building
- Indoor Environmental Quality: 12 points through the use of low VOC products and materials, MERV 13 filtration systems, and user friendly HVAC and lighting controls systems
- Innovation in Design: 4 points through exemplary performance throughout the rating system, a highly effective building envelope design and verification system, and employing a LEED Accredited Professional in the project.
The lighting system at Indiana Tech’s Uytengsu Administration building uses Cree LED lighting and reduces lighting power to less than 0.45 watts / square foot. Read more here: