For Institutions Projects

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies Office Building Renovation and Expansion

KFI was contracted to provide the energy modeling, engineering, and commissioning services for the expansion and renovation of Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies’ office building. Sustainable design was a focal point of this project. The owner desired and received a LEED Platinum rating for the facility. This desire for energy efficiency and sustainability led the client to hire KFI for the complete design of the building’s MEP systems. In addition to redesigning portions of the existing building, a two story addition was constructed. The expanded portion of the building includes outdoor work areas, collaborative meeting spaces, a central cafe, fitness room, and workspaces with ample access to natural light. The building also incorporates energy efficient, motion-activated lighting and high quality indoor air supported by state of the art HVAC systems.

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North Dakota State University Heating Plant Boiler Replacement

KFI was contracted to provide mechanical and electrical design services for the replacement of an essential boiler within North Dakota State University’s (NDSU) central heating plant. The problematic boiler had been experiencing numerous mechanical issues including substantial leakage for several years leading up to its replacement. The project included the removal and the installation of a new 100,000 pound per hour water tube boiler. It was necessary for the new boiler to serve as a “stand-alone” from the other existing systems.

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University of Minnesota – Williams Arena Roof Replacement

KFI was contracted to provide mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), and energy modeling services for the University of Minnesota’s, Williams Arena and Sports Pavilion Roof Replacement project. The facility, originally constructed in 1928, has undergone multiple renovations over the years, but energy inefficiencies and deterioration from failing roof drains and leakage made it necessary to replace the roof in its entirety. As part of the roof replacement, KFI provided the engineering necessary to replace of all the MEP rooftop drainage systems.

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Roseville Indoor Skating Center

The Roseville Skating Center is comprised of an indoor arena, the outdoor John Rose OVAL, banquet rooms, and meeting rooms. Built in 1969 on a campus of City of Roseville buildings, the skating center was in need of substantial upgrades to its aging and inefficient infrastructure. Looking for a sustainable solution to replace the outdated systems, the City of Roseville turned to KFI to conduct a facility study and provide options and recommendations for the best path forward. Following the City’s review of the study and option selection, KFI was retained to provide the project design.

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Minneapolis Courthouse Master Plan

How do you upgrade a historic 1902 building that covers an entire city block, has 680,000 gross square feet and must remain occupied during the upgrade? That was the question facing the Municipal Building Commission as they sought to improve temperature control and air quality, plus upgrade fire-safety systems, in the Minneapolis City Hall and Courthouse building. Their master plan included 23 stages and spanned 10 years; KFI Engineers (KFI) began work on the project for stages 8-15 and was unanimously awarded stages 16-23 when the MBC saw the effectiveness and creativity of KFI’s solutions for installing the new air handling system.

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University of Iowa Commissioning Services

KFI is currently contracted with the University to provide commissioning services for four projects which are slated to be completed between January 2013 and December 2015. These four projects have a combined construction cost of over $220,000,000. Two of the projects are located within the University of Iowa’s main campus power plant. The other projects are the University’s new auditorium, and a new residence hall on campus.

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Warren E. Burger Federal Courthouse

The Warren E. Burger Federal Courthouse is located in downtown St. Paul. The building was originally constructed in 1966 and underwent a renovation in 2004. The 450,000 square foot building is owned and operated by the General Services Administration (GSA) and is home to 17 courtrooms as well as various office spaces and branches of the government. KFI Engineers provided recommissioning and energy study services for this federal building. The primary goal of the project was to perform a comprehensive energy and water evaluation in order to lower building energy consumption. As part of this process, testing was performed on all of the equipment for functionality and accuracy of the energy management system. A detailed recommissioning plan was conceived using ASHRAE commissioning guidelines to include the following systems: HVAC, lighting, plumbing, and building envelope.

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University of Minnesota – Morris

For their new Welcome Center, the University of Minnesota Morris needed to preserve and restore a building’s century-old historical characteristics while integrating the most modern sustainable technologies. The architects charged with designing the new building chose KFI Engineers as their mechanical and electrical engineering partner because of KFI’s experience with sustainability and their ability to collaborate with all the stakeholders on the project.

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