St. Louis Community College
South County Education Center

The new $10M, 59,500 SF facility includes a 2,100 square foot multi-purpose room, a 3,000 square foot academic support center, 3 computer labs, 2 interactive classrooms, 17 classrooms equipped with advance computer and audio/video technology equipment, a cyber cafe and an outdoor patio.

The building systems were designed for energy efficiency. A dedicated outdoor air unit provides ventilation air to the building, using an energy recovery wheel to reduce the required equipment capacity and reduce the operating costs of providing ventilation air. Common spaces utilize carbon dioxide sensors to reduce ventilation air requirements when the spaces are not used and increase ventilation when spaces are occupied, thus reducing energy usage. The systems are controlled by a complete energy management system for off-site control and performance tracking. The classrooms have indirect light fixtures, which provide more diffused light to the space and a more comfortable lighting design.

Commissioning for Education Centers (PDF)   |  Summary for New Construction (PDF)


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