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Hickory Run State Park Visitor's Center

Hickory Run State Park Visitor’s Center

Hickory Run State Park is building a new 13,000 square foot Visitor’s Center to welcome all guests and support park operations. The Center will feature a welcome center, museum space for exhibits, an environmental education classroom, park ranger and general administrative offices, and public restrooms.

SCOPE OF WORK INCLUDED:

Arora was tasked with providing HVAC and plumbing design services for the construction of the new Visitor’s Center. The building was designed and will be constructed to achieve LEED Silver certification. Therefore, Arora designed the building in an integrated manner, with the design decisions informed by an energy model. The energy model was used to evaluate various systems and construction alternates to weigh their impact on the building’s total energy performance. Arora’s scope of work included:

HVAC

  • Preparing and submitting HVAC system LEED Credit Templates
  • Assisting in the preparation of the commissioning specifications, checklists, etc. for third part commissioning
  • Designing a geothermal heating/cooling system, including underground geothermal boreholes
  • Designing a hot water radiant floor heating system for key spaces also served by the geothermal system
  • Designing an energy efficient demand controlled dedicated outdoor air system with energy recovery

 Plumbing

  • Preparing and submitting plumbing system LEED Credit Templates
  • Assisting in the preparation of the commissioning specifications, checklists, etc. for third part commissioning
  • Designing a site well supplied domestic water system including well pump, water storage tank, and water treatment equipment (water softeners, chlorine injection, PH control, iron removal, etc.)
  • Designing a non-potable water distribution system to serve water closets and urinals
Owner

Pennsylvania Department of General Services

Location

White Haven, PA

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