Western Kentucky University – Honors College International Center
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Western Kentucky University’s Honors College is highly-selective and personalized, the entire academic environment is unlike those of a traditional university setting. Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Inc. was fortunate to design and engineer the University’s new Honors College. The new building consolidates the offices for the 1,300 student Honors College, giving them a “student-centered” space.
Highlights of KGEI’s design include:
- Six central station variable air volume air handling units, located on each wing of each floor. Air to air energy recovery ventilator units utilized to recover heat from exhaust for pre-treating outside ventilation air.
- Three modular gas-fired boilers.
- New underground piping connecting to SLF campus chilled water plant.
- New direct digital building automation system. The system is BACnet compatible. Provides control, energy optimization and monitoring functions. Tie-in to the existing campus wide system.
- Low flow toilets and lavatories.
- High efficiency water heating system.
- Energy efficient lighting design includes volumetric recessed lighting and indirect recessed lighting. Varied combination of decorative fixtures is included.
- Lighting control systems provided for multipurpose room, thesis defense room and shared third floor conference room.
- 125 KVA generator for emergency lighting and select equipment.
- Addressable fire alarm system with voice command.