Dynamix Engineering Ltd.: Cincinnati Public Schools Walnut Hills High School Additon and Renovation

Addition to existing building at an educational facility.
By Dynamix Engineering Ltd. August 14, 2014

Main hall recital room. Courtesy: Dynamix Engineering Ltd.Engineering firm: Dynamix Engineering Ltd.
2014 MEP Giants rank: 87
Project: Cincinnati Public Schools Walnut Hills High School Addition and Renovation
Address: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Building type: Educational facility
Project type: Addition to existing building
Engineering services: Automation/controls, electrical/power, fire/life safety, HVAC/mechanical, lighting, energy/sustainability, and plumbing/piping
Project timeline: 1/1/2009 to 3/10/2014
MEP/FP budget: $19,250,000

Challenges

The project was a historical renovation that was seeking LEED Gold certification.

Solutions

An energy model was created to simulate the performance of the envelope, HVAC systems, and lighting control systems to optimize the system selection process and minimize the energy consumption of the building. System selections included considerations for the historical nature of the building to minimize aesthetic changes. 

Download a presentation about this project here.