As part of MIT’s effort to update buildings within their campus, save energy and ensure system longevity, Cornerstone was hired to perform rapid response feasibility studies of buildings 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 13, 14, W20, E23, E55, and W84. By doing this, MIT established a plan to extend the life of those buildings. Cornerstone’s work extended to lab buildings, classrooms, libraries, and dormitories. Typical systems reviewed included: 100% outside air and recirculating air handling units, steam heat exchangers with hot water circulation pumps, chilled water pumps, laboratory air valves, variable air volume boxes, and fan coil units.
Cornerstone’s commissioning process helped ensure that all systems were up to date and worked properly enabling the remodeled facilities to be used to their fullest capacity.