UCLA | Hedrick Hall Renovations


Recent renovations to UCLA’s Hedrick Hall have transformed its outdated dining hall into the first 24-hour café and study lounge on the campus. Hedrick Study, as it has been dubbed, contains an enclosed study zone filled with carrels and glass-walled rooms. Coffee and snacks can be purchased around the clock at the adjacent café and deli.

Integral Group provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design services, as well as lighting design and LEED consulting for the project. For this MEP-intensive renovation, our energy-efficient design strategies include HVAC units with variable speed fans, which automatically adjust their speed based upon variations in climate and occupancy loads. All-LED lighting reduces the electricity consumed in a building occupied 24/7. The study and lounge spaces have fully modulating airside economizers, which maximize the use of outside air to ventilate the occupied areas when conditions are favorable. Our building energy analysis prompted the selection of high-quality glazing for the renovation, which reduces heat gain and glare. The combination of these design features adds up to significant energy savings, helping the project to achieve LEED Gold certification.

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