The Marshak Science Building is part of the City College of New York campus on the upper west side of Manhattan. The building is a mid-rise, 750,000 square foot science building, which includes research and teaching labs, office areas, a library, an auditorium, and a gymnasium with a pool. To address indoor air quality issues caused by aging infrastructure, Willdan is implementing a multi-phase project that includes the study, design, and construction management for the renovation of the facilities.
Two of the three project phases are nearly complete, including the installation of a new building management system, retrofits of flow fume hoods, and new make-up air systems for the building’s laboratories. This project has already resulted in avoided costs of $55.4 million to replace failing systems, and an annual energy savings of over 1,325,000 kWh. Additionally, the measures addressed building air quality and environmental control issues that had plagued the facility and led to violations and lawsuits against the college.