Wetlands & environmental science center
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image source: HiMEC Mechanical
Size:16,000 sq ft
Approach:Plan & Spec
Scope:HVAC, Plumbing, Piping, GeoExchange/Thermal, Temperature Controls, LEED Platinum
HiMEC Mechanical provided a broad range of mechanical services for the construction of the wetlands & environmental science center Cascade Meadow.
Designed to operate as a high performance green building, the project incorporated energy-efficient construction, passive solar design, and focused on meeting indoor environmental quality and renewable energy standards.
To meet the project’s goal to use 53% less energy than current building code standards, HiMEC installed a solar hot water system, three photovoltaic panels, horizontal and vertical wind turbines, and geothermal coils. An extensive stormwater management program that utilized native plants green roofs, a bio-retention cell system, and pervious pavements were also incorporated.