About the Project
An extensive infrastructure renewal project is underway this summer in Steele Hall, home to Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, and Geography departments. Multiple upgrades have been planned to occur simultaneously in an effort to avoid several individual service outages for building occupants. Due to the nature of the work, the building will be closed for the duration of the project. All research, teaching, and other activities typically housed in Steele Hall, have been relocated to other facilities on campus.
The main scope of the project will replace air control valves that serve the lab areas in the building. Additionally, there will be energy upgrades made to the heat recovery and steam systems. This includes converting the building’s steam piping and equipment to a hot water distribution system. The resulting energy efficiencies will contribute to achieving the energy goals set forth in Dartmouth’s Sustainability Road Map. The low temperature hot water system will also allow building occupants to better control heating in their office and lab spaces.