A new 3-story, 39,000 SF addition to the existing 23,000 SF Imagine Children's Museum was constructed. This project was designed and submitted for LEED V4 Silver where Rensch was instrumental in obtaining water efficiency credits, energy and atmosphere credits, and indoor environmental quality credits. This project included multiple types of HVAC systems and required extra coordination to ensure ductwork and airflows did not conflict with exhibits. While the electrical and plumbing systems were design-build, Rensch worked closely with contractors to help meet LEED standards and good industry practices. This project is now open, and kids are able to enjoy the wonders at this facility.
This project is a new 100,000 SF food processing facility with a freezer building, process floor, 2-story office space, and multiple supporting utility areas. Power design included powering multiple 100 horsepower plus compressor motors as well as the entire plant. Medium voltage power was also designed for the site. Plumbing systems included all domestic water, compressed air, and waste systems, including designated waste systems for the food product phase. All was designed to USDA and British Food Standards. Mechanical systems include steam, hydronic hot water, VAV, and custom exhaust. All cooling was provided by an onsite ammonia system (designed by others), while Rensch designed the hazardous exhaust systems.
This project includes a new 25,000 SF, 2-story office building with multiple conference rooms and a large board/meeting room. This project was unique since there were flood-plain design considerations and multiple existing buildings requiring modification to support building the new office. Multiple design options were considered, including a new truck wash and decant facility, and making a drive-entry through an existing building. Not only was power and lighting being designed in the new building, but a large portion of the existing site was being modified as well. The HVAC system includes a new high-efficiency VAV system, and an energy model was created to show energy code.