Canisius College Science Hall Commissioning

This project involved a gut rehab and conversion of a 252,000 gsf, four-story (three above-grade) existing office building into a state-of-the-art interdisciplinary science center comprised of classrooms, laboratories, academic offices and retail concession areas. The $68 million project is being completed in phases as funding is available.

Phase I involved the renovation of 120,000 sf of space on the first floor to house the college’s Computer Science and Mathematics departments, the Institute for Autism Research, Dr. George E. Schreiner Pre-Medical Center and atrium space. Phase 1 also involved the installation and commissioning of necessary building

infrastructure (heating, cooling, pumping, ventilation, HVAC controls, lighting and lighting controls) for current occupancy and to support subsequent phases. The lower level space (Phase 2) includes science support space, information technology systems and computer rooms.

C.J. Brown Energy provided design through warranty phase commissioning services to meet the requirements of the USGBC LEED Rating System and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority New Construction Program incentives.