This new 176,000 SF building is the new home for Clemson University’s College of Business, replacing Sirrine Hall which was constructed in 1938. The state-of-the-art building features open, collaborative spaces on the interior and exterior; an expansive five-story atrium; a 220-seat, flat-floor auditorium; classrooms and learning labs; business center; board room; incubator space and café, and faculty and departmental offices.
The mechanical system serving the College of Business is a high-performance variable air volume (VAV) system with hydronic terminal reheat units, with all heating and cooling systems supplied by the campus’s central chilled water and steam utilities. The system, through the direct digital control (DDC) and web-based JCI Metasys building automation and temperature control system, integrates the best practices of sustainability and energy efficiency. Strategies include equipment rightsizing, zone optimization, outside-air-based free cooling (economizer), scheduled equipment shut downs, space temperature setbacks during vacant and unoccupied hours, optimum start/stop control sequences, hydronic and airflow supply temperature reset, carbon dioxide (CO2) sensors for monitoring and demand-based outdoor air ventilation, and digital energy metering equipment to monitor and trend energy usage in order to proactively identify and issues or failures.