Appalachian State University: Reich College of Education Building

Location: Boone, North Carolina

Building Type: Commercial/Office, College & University

Services Provided: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, LEED Consulting, Energy Audit/Analysis

The 125,000 square foot building includes offices and classrooms that house the University’s Education Department. Elm provided the MEP design and LEED consulting services for the project which is anticipating LEED Silver certification. The project includes solar water heating, low flow fixtures, low wattage lighting, green roof, energy efficient transformers, and other sustainable elements.

Elm also performed the energy model for the first LEED registered building on campus. The existing Central Chiller and Boiler Plants were audited to determine if adequate capacity was available to serve this building. Elm recommended modifications to the existing chiller plant which created another 100 tons of cooling and saved the University from building another chiller plant.

Square Feet: 124,547

Total Construction Cost: $35M

Completion Date: 2011

Owner: Appalachian State University

Project Team:

  • Architect of Record: LS3P / Boney Associated
  • MEP: Elm Engineering