St. Olaf College had been operating in a severely outdated science facility that was not meeting the modern needs of their students, staff, or faculty. In an effort to keep up with their emphasis on undergraduate research and stay inline with their sustainability initiatives, St. Olaf College needed a new science facility that was both environmentally and user friendly.
Haldeman-Homme was chosen because of their expertise in laboratories and eco-friendly practices. “After an analysis of all potential vendors, Haldeman-Homme came out the strongest in regards to environmentally friendly products and practices”, said Dave Van Wylen, Associate Dean for Natural Sciences and Mathematics. In partnering with Haldeman-Homme for all of their laboratory and storage needs, Dave Van Wylen concluded, “the best part about working with Haldeman-Homme was the people that came with the product”.
In August of 2008 the 200,000 square feet Regents Hall was completed. With the help of Haldeman-Homme this building became one of the first science facilities in the country to obtain the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Platinum laboratory certification. The brand new $63 million facility contains 28 teaching laboratories, 9 conference rooms, 15 flat-floored and tiered classrooms, 7 computational laboratories, numerous informal gathering areas, and an 8,000 square foot science library.
“The best part about working with Haldeman-Homme was the people that came with the product.”
– Dave Van Wylen, Associate Dean
Haldeman-Homme provided Casework, Accent Cabinets, Concept Fume Hoods, and MAX Adaptable Systems throughout the facility’s laboratories. Mobile storage was installed to reduce building costs by reducing the area needed for storage. Static Shelving was installed throughout the science library.
Haldeman-Homme is proud to have contributed to one of the first LEED Platinum certified science facilities in the nation and is a proud partner of St. Olaf College. Contact us today at 844-628-3720 and find out how we can help you!
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