Lipscomb University Nursing School

Background

Lipscomb University’s School of Nursing is its latest example of local leadership in sustainable design and construction.  As part of a multiple-building master plan, the School of Nursing is pre-plumbed and pre-wired to use a district ground source heat pump refrigerant loop which is being developed below the building cluster.  When all buildings in the cluster are constructed they will begin using the district loop.

Results

Wilmot was hired to provide both Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning to satisfy LEED prerequisites and credits and to ensure proper operation of the building’s energy systems.  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has repeatedly documented the value of commissioning and retro-commissioning for improved building performance and rapid financial payback.