University of Houston Science Building

University of Houston Science Building

Houston, Texas

Infinity MEP is designing the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and all IT/data systems for the University of Houston Science Building Renovation project. This 60,000 sf renovation of a classic historical building will house new classrooms, lecture spaces, study areas and social spaces.

The renovation budget is $14,000,000, however together the architectural and engineering teams were able to deliver this project for a savings to the owner of $2,000,000.

The MEP design consists of installing completely new systems as the old systems were abandoned many years ago. The chilled water system will be tied into the campus chilled water loop. It will provide chilled water to the variable air volume AHUs located on each floor. The chilled water will also serve the energy recovery unit located on level two. The energy recovery unit will provide outdoor air to the space while recovering energy for exhaust air leaving the building. The occupied spaces for the building are served by a variable air volume system with occupancy sensors and a state of the art control system to provide energy savings.

The electric systems pull power from the 13 KV high voltage grid and we are also providing a sub station that produces 480 volt power to the building. The design calls for Crestron lighting controls with both vacancy and day lighting sensors to provide a comfortable and pleasant learning environment for students.

This state of the art facility will be the first of many renovations projects for the University of Houston and will be a great example of the future of learning.