Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (CEC)

Omaha, NE

$15.22 million new building, 60,000 sf, which features conference and meeting facilities

Tall exterior windows provide campus views; for winter comfort, warm air is provided by hot water radiant fin tubing installed below the windows

Building heating and cooling is provided by two 30,000 CFM air handling units; return air systems manage building pressurization; DDC controlled zones with variable air volume units with hot water reheat coils

Systems are tied into the campus chilled water and steam systems; relief air exits through louvers in the underground garage to provide ventilation and partial climate control for the garage

Use of natural lighting to reduce lighting costs

Mass notification/fire alarm system

Commissioning services included air handling units, heat exchanger, pumps, building automation system, lighting controls, and plumbing systems

Merit Award Winner (American Council of Engineering Companies)

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