April 25, 2017
IMEG Corp. has won first place in the 2017 ASHRAE St. Louis Chapter Technology Awards for its design of the William H. Danforth Wing Research Laboratory.
Mike Lawless, IMEG client executive, was manager on the project. Accepting the award on his behalf at the April 17 ceremony were Matt Chandler and Jeff Smith.
IMEG provided mechanical, electrical, fire protection and technology design, as well as energy modeling and construction administration, for the new, $35 million, 80,000-square-foot research building addition to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis. The Center was founded in 1998 and is the world’s largest independent nonprofit research institute focused on plant science.
The new wing opened in early 2016, providing researchers with a state-of-the-art, flexible and energy-efficient environment that can stay up to date with how science is done, fill in gaps in research efforts, and encourage interaction between scientists. The addition accommodates research teams and new technology facilities supporting robotics, bioinformatics, and group approaches to research. The design is modeled to perform 30 percent above ASHRAE 90.1-2007, and the building is seeking LEED Gold certification.
IMEG’s design for the project now advances to the regional ASHRAE Technology Award competition.