LEED Gold Certification for BGSU Moseley
Oct 16, 2018
Bowling Green State University’s Moseley Hall has earned LEED Gold certification. Built in the early 1900s, Moseley Hall was BGSU’s original science building. Today, with its restored exterior and remodeled interior, Moseley Hall serves new generations of students and scientists. The building houses laboratories and classrooms for chemistry, biology, medical laboratory science, forensics, and geology. Moseley Hall reopened for the 2017-18 academic year.
KE services: Mechanical & electrical design; energy modeling
LEED version: NC v2009
Building size: 43,000 SF
Project cost: $22.6 million
Energy savings: Projected 26.32% energy cost savings
Lighting savings: Projected 39.77% energy consumption savings
Why it works: The team gained efficiency in the laboratory environment by incorporating variable volume exhaust from the fume hoods and energy recovery into the central lab exhaust system. The electrical design incorporates LED lighting, with dimmable occupancy sensors serving the classrooms and additional lighting controls in the common spaces.
LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a program of the U.S. Green Building Council that promotes sustainable building design. Through the LEED program, buildings are evaluated on measures such as energy-efficient building systems, water efficiency, sustainable site strategies, and sustainable building materials. A building can be awarded one of four certification levels: Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum (the highest).
Karpinski Engineering’s contributions to a building’s LEED certification typically impact its energy and water use – through efficient electrical, lighting, HVAC, and plumbing design.