Champlain College – Perry Hall

Budget: $11.5 Million

Location: Burlington, VT


Scope: LN Consulting completed the design and construction administration for the Champlain College Perry Hall Renovation and Expansion Project. This project consists of the historical renovation and expansion of an existing residence to accommodate the admissions and student support services of the college. 

The building is approximately 30,000 sq. ft. The project HVAC systems include a geothermal heat pump system using an open-source well with a return well-ground water system coupled to geothermal water source heat pumps. The building systems are independent of fossil fuels. The project also includes a demand-controlled ventilation system using an energy recovery ventilator. 

The building lighting has a 0.3 watt/sq ft power density and incorporates complete occupancy sensor controls and daylighting controls for spaces with exterior windows.  

The building has been utilizing less than 50% of the energy of an ASHRAE-certified building due to the detail associated with the envelope physics, geothermal HVAC system design, and lighting design. The project has achieved LEED NC 2009 Platinum Certification.