Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore


Project Details

Cost: $32,000,000
Size: 260,000 SF
Award: ACEC 2008 Outstanding Project in Building/Technology Systems Award.
Website: www.umbbiopark.com

University of Maryland Baltimore BioPark is a new biomedical research park adjacent to University of Maryland Baltimore, a top-ten public research institution. This project is Building No. 2 of a projected 10-building West Side research park. Kibart was responsible for the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design of Building 2, a 260,000 SF LEED Certified High Rise Bio-Tech Research and Development Facility. This high rise building is designed for a LEED Silver Rating and exceeds ASHRAE 90.1-1999 by 41.9%. Systems included:

  • Variable volume laboratory airflow.
  • Variable primary chilled water plant.
  • Variable primary heating water plant.
  • Water reduction restroom fixtures.
  • Stainless steel lab exhaust systems.
  • High Delta T/Low flow heating and cooling systems.
  • Single pass air for lab spaces.
  • Dual parallel sanitary waste streams for lab and non-lab systems.
  • Dual primary BGE services with auto-transfer switchgear.
  • Two 4000A 480V building services for feeding core/shell and tenant loads.  All tenants separately sub-metered.
  • High Efficient Lighting for energy reduction.
  • Master planned design to accommodate growth of central mechanical/electrical plant systems for proposed tenant build-outs.
  • Outdoor pad mounted switchgear and transformers.
  • Outdoor 300 KW diesel generator.

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