Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Rider University, founded in 1865, is an independent, coeducational, non- sectarian institution of higher learning housed on two campuses – one in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and one in Princeton, New Jersey, offering undergraduate programs in 60 areas and graduate programs in 17 specialties. The Lawrenceville, New Jersey, campus is situated on 328 acres midway between Princeton and Trenton. The campus comprises 38 buildings.
As the result of a Master Plan program, Rider University has planned to provide additional Residence Hall space to meet the needs of its resident students. Additions are being constructed in the Campus’s East Village to the Ziegler and Hill Halls. These expansions will accommodate approximately 170 students. It was found that the existing campus electrical distribution system could not accommodate the additional air-conditioning and electric heating loads of the new residence hall additions. Additionally, the construction and configuration of the new additions limited the amount of piping and ductwork which could be routed concealed in the building.
BSG designed a new, utility-fed medium voltage electrical distribution system to provide necessary power for the new residence hall additions and alterations. The system was designed and sized to coordinate with the University’s Master Plan to provide required power for planned alterations and the air-conditioning of the balance of its residence halls. Mechanically, PTAC units were specified for the residence halls to provide heating and cooling for all student suites. HVAC was provided for public spaces by specifying attic-mounted equipment. All sprinkler piping was routed concealed through the creation of discrete soffits in the corridors and student suites.
– Energy Consultant