Energy Sciences Building & Energy Module
IMEG served as Commissioning Authority from Preliminary Design through occupancy for a new Department of Energy (DoE) testing and research laboratory. IMEG provided peer reviews at the Preliminary and Final Design stages and managed monthly conference calls to interact with design MEP engineers responsible for the initial 160,000 SQFT building. IMEG drove significant changes to the air handling system concept to reduce to two custom units that were manifolded to serve the entire building. This approach reduced initial cost, complexity, and future maintenance requirements while increasing overall redundancy.
During ESB construction in late 2012, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) decided to incorporate the 15,000-sf MEM addition and opted to use IMEG for design and commissioning.
The commissioning requirements include LEED Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning, as well as commissioning of non-LEED related items such as fire dampers, emergency generators, and power monitors. IMEG also provided other LEED specific services including development and management of the Measurement and Verification plan, Indoor Air Quality Management Plan – During Construction and Before Occupancy, and development and implementation of the post occupancy survey related to thermal comfort verification. IMEG is working with a sub-consultant to provide envelope commissioning services.
Main Systems Commissioned: Air handling units, Chilled water system, Steam heating system, Exhaust Systems, Normal power systems, Building automation system