OSU Strengthens Commitment to Commissioning, LEED

November 2010

The Ohio State University continues to strengthen its commitment to the commissioning and LEED processes through its new Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building, which is scheduled to be completed in December 2014.

Site Map for OSU's Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry BuildingThe new 225,000-square foot facility will not only go through Four Seasons Environmental, Inc.'s rigorous commissioning process, which spans from the design phase through the post-occupancy phase, but will also seek a minimum of LEED-Silver certification.

"It represents OSU's commitment to creating a more sustainable and 'green' campus," says Mark Hayden, commissioning group manager. Through the commissioning process and the pursuit of LEED-Silver certification, the facility will be designed to help reduce change order costs and long-term operating costs by reducing energy consumption and optimizing the facilities' control system and sequence strategies.


"We will be supporting the design-team develop and implement cutting-edge, sustainable design," says Mark. Some possible sustainable design features that may be considered include solar panels, wind turbine technology, green roof technology, rain water collection systems and daylighting design.

Building details include:
     225,000 square feet
     $89-million-dollar project
     Construction begins June 2012
     Construction ends December 2014
     Pursuing LEED-Silver Certification

To learn more about The Ohio State University's new Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building, please visit http://fod.osu.edu/projects/cbec/2010_7-26.htm.