MEP Engineering for Washtenaw Community College Occupational Education Building

WCC OEB Building Features Sustainable Design Technologies

Peter Basso Associates provided mechanical and electrical engineering services for the 2-story, 109,095 net square foot building. The OEB houses classrooms, offices, student lounge space and laboratories for technical training. A highly collaborative design approach from the engineering team of Peter Basso Associates and architectural design team of Neumann/Smith Architecture provided the latest and most efficient and complementary architectural and engineering technologies to create a high performing building to meet the client’s budget.

In addition to incorporating key sustainable design technologies such as a green vegetation roof, photo-voltaic electrical solar panels, and day lighting controls, old T-12 fluorescent lighting fixtures were replaced with more efficient T-8 fluorescent lighting fixtures, old incandescent lighting was replaced with LED lighting, water-savings plumbing fixtures were installed, and the building’s primary 31-year-old HVAC system was replaced with a state-of-the-art ground source geo-exchange heating and cooling system.

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  • 1st Place ASHRAE Region V Tech Award
  • Photo-voltaic Electrical Solar Panels
  • Green Roof