We are excited to share our work with the Maryland Heights Community Center has been recognized with first place honors by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning (ASHRAE) St. Louis. The annual ASHRAE St. Louis technology awards recognize projects and companies that exude innovative building design in the areas of occupant comfort, indoor air quality, and energy conservation. The Maryland Heights project is specifically recognized in this year’s public building category.
The Maryland Heights center creates exciting new opportunities for its community via recreation spaces (multi-use courts, group exercise rooms, jogging track, indoor pool, cycling studio) and amenities like a pre-school, baby-sitting area, meeting rooms and more. It has been called an icon for the city, and especially stood out to ASHARE for its LEED Silver certification, extensive energy and water conservation measures, strategic acoustic design, lighting controls, and proposed emissions and cost reductions. The building’s sophisticated engineering system is composed of two mechanical rooms housing four air handling systems with energy recovery, variable-primary condensing hot water boiler system, central chilled water plant, gymnasium de-stratification fans and electrical rooms hosting the switch gear for normal and emergency power.
“I’m remarkably proud of our team and their work with the Maryland Heights community project,” said Marc McManus, our St. Louis office engineering leader. “This is a building that nourishes its community, embraces environmental stewardship and changes lives for the better.”