Pomona College | Estella Laboratory + Andrew Science Hall

The Estella Laboratory, originally constructed in 1958 on the Pomona College campus, was renovated to significantly upgrade all major systems and increase programmable space. The space currently houses the Physics and Astronomy Department and the Mathematics Department. The upgrades will include: physics laboratories, both teaching and specialized, machine shops, a computer lab, teaching spaces, faculty offices, Planetarium, outdoor laboratory, administrative offices, storage and student lounges.

Integral Group was retained to design the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems which will use 65 percent less energy and 35 percent less water than a typical laboratory design and will follow the Labs21 Best Practices Guides. The key sustainability measures for the MEP systems include:

  • Decoupled Ventilation from Heating and Cooling
  • Water-Side Economizer Cooling
  • Natural Ventilation in Classrooms and Offices
  • High-Efficiency Process Cooling Water
  • Ultra-Low Flow Fixtures for Water Conservation
  • Onsite Renewable Energy Production (PV)
  • Integrated Daylight Harvesting Controls
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