Summary

The three-story building addition to the existing Hormel Institute Facility consists of 20 state-of-the-art research labs, offices, and support spaces. The third floor houses a new 7,500 SF SPF animal vivarium.

The facility was designed to meet Minnesota SB2030 Energy Standards.

A variety of energy savings and ventilation methods were incorporated into the HVAC systems that included::
  • HVAC system utilizing thermal decoupling for large equipment areas
  • A heat recovery chiller to satisfy simultaneous heating and cooling loads
  • High efficiency condensing boilers for low temperature heating hot water
  • Cascaded ventilation system and heat recovery
  • A combination of fume hood and general lab exhaust airflows allowing for energy recovery of all laboratory exhaust
  • Demand based ventilation using occupancy sensors to reduce airflows when spaces are unoccupied
  • Reduction of lab air change rates using air quality measurement devices

Type
Addition

Size
70,000

Status
Completed

85



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