Farmingdale State College School of Applied Science

Case Study

Farmingdale State College School of Applied Science

Project: Carbon Mitigation
Industry: Energy and Sustainability

Lizardos completed the design for the School of Applied Social Science at the Farmingdale State College campus. In accordance with SUCF Directive 1B-2, the building must be redesigned as a Net-Zero Carbon and/or Net-Zero Carbon capable project.

The Lizardos team assisted the evaluation of the feasibility of converting the original design to a net-zero carbon design. The original design relied on heating being provided by a campus steam system using natural gas boilers in the campus central plant.

Lizardos is evaluating the feasibility of replacing this design with the following options:

  • Centralized HVAC System with Ground-Source Heat Rejection via Geothermal Loop (Ground-Source Heat Recovery Chillers)
  • Centralized HVAC System with Air-Source Heat Rejection (Air-Cooled Heat Recovery Chillers)
  • Decentralized HVAC System (VRF)

Lizardos’ scope is as follows:

  • Work with a passive house design consultant to reduce the Energy Use Index (EUI) of the building. In conjunction with the model provided by the passive house consultant, Lizardos will perform load calculations to evaluate the new HVAC system load.
  • Perform a life cycle cost analysis of each option.
  • Provide a report documenting the process and recommendations.
  • Provide schematic level drawings documenting the proposed layout of the proposed recommendations.