Brown Faunce

Brown University

Stephen Roberts Faunce House

This 2010 project created a new campus center and social gathering space with 24/7 access on the historic Main Green. This significant historical 1904 building was designed by McKim Mead & White. The renovated facility includes a new food service venue, new space for a variety of student organizations, and an upgrade of all the building systems.

Stephen Turner Inc. provided comprehensive services beyond that required for LEED fundamental & enhanced commissioning. The scope included power, natural gas, and comprehensive metering systems, as well as commissioning of district utility modifications in nearby buildings.

In addition to obtaining LEED-NC Gold certification, Brown University required the project to achieve at least 25% energy reductions compared to current energy codes. This was achieved by utilizing daylight harvesting and dimming, operable windows, building pressurization controls, and zone occupancy sensors to setback HVAC operation in unoccupied spaces. Commissioning of the building systems, controls, and campus utility connections helped the University achieve its sustainability and related building performance goals for this project.