Early Learning Center Net Zero Upgrade

IMEG collaborated with FGM Architects and River Trails School District to review options to renovate the existing Parkview Early Learning Center into a highly sustainable, net-zero certified project, since renamed Prairie Trails School. Engineers evaluated HVAC and envelope options by creating an energy model of the existing building to test various strategies and their impact

New 10-story Conference Center

IMEG provided LEED Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning Services for the Rubenstein Forum, a state-of-the-art conference center at the University of Chicago. The 10-story, 100,00-sf building is located along the Midway Plaisance on the south end of the campus. The unique architecture features offset floor levels which feature expansive views of the University campus, Chicago skyline

Particle Accelerator Facility

IMEG is providing mechanical, electrical, and technology design and engineering services for a new 122,000-sf particle accelerator facility on the Fermilab campus in Batavia, IL. The project includes a linear accelerator, cryogenics building, and central plant and will be multi-phased with several bid packages. Equipment will need to be rated for electromagnetic radiation from the

New Laser Lab Suite

IMEG provided design services for this renovation which consisted of converting approximately 1,000-sf of existing electronics laboratory space into the Laser Laboratory Suite for Cheng Chin’s research in the University of Chicago’s Gordon Center for Integrative Sciences (GCIS) Building. The scope included developing bridging documents to relocate the existing space users to an adjacent building.

New Research Lab

IMEG provided engineering services for the conversion of a pre-pi-lot processing research facility into the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL) at the University of Illinois. The IBRL is a state-of-the art pilot-scale facility used by faculty and researchers to improve efficiencies, reduce water usage, and increase biofuel production in the corn ethanol industry. Researchers are

New Engineering Innovation Building

IMEG provided mechanical engineering design and services for the new LEED Gold certified Engineering Innovation Building (EIB) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The 57,500-sf facility is the first new building on UIC’s east campus in more than 25 years and serves as a tool to recruit more engineering students to the university, which

Building Addition with Linear Accelerator

The Argonne National Laboratory is upgrading its Advanced Photon Source (APS) to include two new beamlines. Already one of the most productive light sources in the world, the APS is essentially a stadium-sized X-ray microscope used by scientists around the world for research in various fields, from chemistry to materials science and geology. The upgrade

New Searle Visitor Center

IMEG provided commissioning and energy modeling services, along with mechanical, electrical, and fire protection engineering design, for the new Lincoln Park Zoo visitor center in Chicago. The new two-building facility, connected by an aluminum canopy, houses restrooms, member services and lounge, informational kiosk, stroller rentals, and back-of-house offices. An energy analysis of the Lincoln Park

New Academic Library & School of Architecture

IMEG provided engineering design services for Judson University’s new Harm A. Weber Academic Center, home to the School of Art, Design and Architecture and the Benjamin P. Browne Library. The new building included natural ventilation, natural daylighting and photovoltaics – making it one of the “greenest” buildings in the United States. The facility uses an

Addition & Renovation for New Innovation Center

IMEG provided engineering and design services for the expansion and renovation to accommodate the new Innovation Center at Ball Horticultural Company in West Chicago. The project included demolishing the central hub’s colonnade building and constructing an addition between two buildings. The addition features a greenhouse, headhouse, an array of laboratories for plant pathology, molecular biology,