The new home to Buffalo State’s Engineering Technology, Fashion and Textile Technology and Computer Information Systems was completed in 2013, and offers modern research space and student computer labs for the demands of the 21st century. This “green”-designed building features a vegetated lower roof and a photo-voltaic collector on its upper roof.

Integrated temperature and lighting controls, along with full metering of steam, electrical and water usage, help Buffalo State save energy. Backup generators are also monitored, with alarms notifying operators when the generators kick on, alerting them to a more severe electrical issue.

Other control elements include steam reduction, heat recovery units, minimum outside air ventilation and demand control ventilation, refrigerant monitoring, hot water exchangers, freeze protection, fan interlocks and smoke detection.

This building has earned LEED Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council.

Features

  • Building Management System
  • Chilled Water Plant
  • Demand Control Ventilation
  • Heating Plant
  • Heat Recovery
  • Perimeter Heat
  • Terminal VAV Control