University of California, Berkeley | Haas School of Business Connie + Kevin Chou Hall
To accommodate for the student body growth and flexibility in programming, the School went through a renovation, reorganization and new construction to provide facilities that enhance the dynamic academic programs. The new 6-story building, located to the north of the existing Cheit Hall, includes classrooms and private study rooms, a cafe, a 300-person event space, and unprogrammed “in between” spaces.
Integral Group provided full mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design services, as well as sustainability consulting. The mechanical systems were designed to use significantly less energy than standard buildings and the plumbing design will strive to lower water use in the building by at least 35% and maximize the use of reclaimed water. Design features includes a dual chilled water loop, cooling tower and chilled beams for air cooling, dynamic high-efficiency air filters for reduced maintenance and increased air quality, and an innovative kitchen ventilation design that utilized a variable volume laminer flow supply plenum that provided untempered makeup air to the grill hood, maximizing energy savings while maintaining occupant comfort.
Water-saving features include a rainwater catchment and storage system in the basement, reclaimed water for toilets, a stormwater retention system, and high efficiency plumbing fixtures.
Integral Group also provided energy modeling services to develop a shading strategy to maximize user comfort while allowing for large amounts of glass to be featured in the design.