Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Integrated Mobility Hub Energy Modeling
The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is undergoing an immense increase in employees, students, and visitors due to several major building projects. This projected growth led to the medical campus developing the Green Commons, which provides additional transit options for employees and nearby residential neighborhoods.
The Integrated Mobility Hub, also known as the Go Zone, is planned to be housed in the existing building at 927 Washington Street. The project also involves the construction of the Bike Hub. It will include 24/7 secure access to indoor bicycle parking, lockers, changing rooms, showers, and a bike repair workstation. The renovation and addition will use low-impact construction principles such as on-site stormwater management, renewable energy sources, and incorporating building energy conservation measures.
C.J. Brown Energy completed an evaluation of energy efficiency opportunities for the new construction and renovation of the Mobility Hub element. Our contract was with NYSERDA under the Cleaner, Greener Communities Program. The goal of the project was to achieve 40% or more deep energy savings for the proposed design energy model over the baseline energy model from the Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State. The results of the evaluation indicated that the project had succeeded in achieving a 40% or more reduction of energy.
The architectural, MEP, and site plan progress drawings are complete, but construction has not begun for the project.