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John Prince (Fuhrmann Engineering)
U16027-UIUC College of Law Legal Clinic
Expansion and Rehabilitation

Provided complete HVAC and controls engineering services
for renovation and expansion of the University of Illinois
College of Law Legal Clinic. Services included energy load
calculation, evaluation and design of modifications to
existing system, system design and construction administration.

 

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John Prince (Fuhrmann Engineering)
Springfield Mass Transit District

Performed load calculations and construction documents for the replacement of Heating Ventilating and Cooling units in the bus garage and Headquarters building for the Springfield Mass Transit District. Created construction drawings and as-builts for owner purchased equipment.

 

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John Prince (UIUC)
U11091-Smith Memorial Hall Infrastructure Repairs

Complete Renovation of Practice Rooms, including replacing a 60 year old system not properly designed to maintain the critical environments required of musical instruments.

Project responsibilities included Scope Development, Budget and Funding Acquisition. Also, Participated in Design Review and Progress Meetings and Provided Engineering Services to implement field corrections.

 

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John Prince (UIUC)
U12163-Loomis Laboratory Instructional Space Infrastructure Repair

Classroom and Restroom Renovation included relocation of existing restroom to provide for enlarged classroom space.

Project responsibilities included Scope Development, Budget and Funding Acquisition. Also, Participated in Design Review and Progress Meetings and Provided Engineering Services to implement field corrections.

 

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John Prince (UIUC)
U11073-English Building Courtyard Roof Replacement and Chilled Water Connection

While the original intent was to provide a chilled water connection which would eliminate a cooling tower, facilitating a roof replacement, the project expanded to the replacement of heat pump units with a central air handling unit.

Project responsibilities included Scope Development, Budget and Funding Acquisition. Also, Participated in Design Review and Progress Meetings and Provided Engineering Services to implement field corrections.

 

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John Prince (UIUC)
U08100 – David Kinley Hall HVAC and Electrical Remediation.

Installed Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems in an historic campus building which never had these systems while maintaining the original character of the building. Air Handling Units were installed on a unique rail system in the existing attic. A displacement ventilation system was installed throughout the building.

Project responsibilities included Scope Development, Budget and Funding Acquisition. Also, Participated in Design Review and Progress Meetings and Provided Engineering Services to implement field corrections.

 

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John Prince (MSA Engineering)
Illinois Municipal Electrical Association Headquarters-Springfield, IL LEED – Silver

The 33,000 SF new building provides the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA) a secure, energy efficient, technologically flexible and beautiful headquarters for at least the next 30 years. The building is a LEED-SILVER Certified office structure and is Springfield’s first official green building. The design is highly specialized for the Agency’s mission of providing affordable and reliable electric energy to its member communities across Illinois. The building incorporates a sophisticated geothermal mechanical system with heat recovery, Waste heat from the building’s data center is used to provide comfort heating for the building.

Project Responsibilities included a complete HVAC and Controls design and construction administration services for new facility.

 

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John Prince (MSA Engineering)
The New Holland Apartment Building
Danville, Illinois LEED – Gold

This building resurrected a landmark on the National Register of Historic Places which was scheduled for demolition. It incorporates a comprehensive commercial geothermal system with distributed piping with the well field located in a brownfield. It was the first LEED Certified building in Vermillion County, earning all 10 energy credits.

“Reaching the status of LEED Gold, the New Holland Apartments is the only project in the country that has proven historic preservation, green, and affordable housing can be achieved.” – National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers.

 

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John Prince (MSA Engineering)
Nicholas Riverfront Conservatory (MSA Engineering)
Rockford, IL LEED Silver

Part of an extensive project to revive the park along the Rock River, this project captures heat from sump drainage water, heating both the green house conservatory and adjacent visitor center. The hydrothermal system provides approximately fifty percent of the greenhouse heat, and utilizes a total energy recovery dedicated outdoor air system. This is the third largest greenhouse in Illinois, and the first greenhouse in America with a LEED silver certification.

 

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John Prince (MSA Engineering)
Presby Hall, McKinley Foundation
Champaign, IL ‐LEED Gold

A new private registered housing complex for the students of the University of Illinois. The building is heated with a distributed piping geothermal systems. It is constructed on a tight urban lot and incorporates a well field strung along the perimeter of the building. Outside air is supplied through dedicated outside air systems using heat recovery.

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