Delzell Residence Hall
- Residential: 20,944 GSF
- Office: 615 GSF
- General Use: 4,809 GSF
- Storage: 10,530 GSF
- Circulation: 12,474 GSF
- Building Services: 5,647 GSF
Built in 1939, Peru State University’s 3-story Gothic-styled dormitory was not previously air-conditioned. After a complete renovation, the facility now features refurbished rooms with new sinks, cabinetry, paint, carpet, new windows, and sound reduction between rooms. New building amenities include a community kitchen, improved HVAC (including air conditioning), and community rooms.
Major renovation features include a new electrical system to accommodate information technology requirements, a new mechanical system, and enhanced security features. The project was completed in time for students to move in for the Fall 2017 semester.
- A four-pipe chilled water/hot water distribution system is utilized. Fan coil units provide individual space temperature control. A water-to-water heat pump unit provides chilled and heated water. This unit is connected to a geothermal loopfield, providing heat source/heat rejection.
- A vertical geothermal system is utilized as the heat source/sink for the heating and cooling hydronic piping systems.
- The existing water heating system was removed and replaced with two new domestic water heaters with storage capacity. Each water heater is sized at approximately 75-80% of capacity, so there will be redundancy in the system.
- The building is equipped with a wet-pipe fire sprinkler system, which was extended as necessary to serve the renovated areas.
- Provided all cabling infrastructure and build-out of dedicated spaces for the communications equipment, cabling, and associated infrastructure.
- Controlled access was provided at all exterior doors.
- Conference room, classrooms, and training rooms include sound reinforcement and video display systems.