Morris Library

Southern Illinois University

Carbondale, Illinois

Morris Library completely renovated the existing 234,150 gross square-foot library as well as added a 46,550 gross square-foot addition. All plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and fire protection systems were replaced. Two new 500-ton, two-stage steam absorption chillers and cooling towers utilize campus steam to produce chilled water. Hot water heating and domestic hot water are produced via steam heat exchangers. A heat pump system with a closed circuit cooler provides cooling for all data and electrical rooms.

Four new custom air handling units provide variable air volume air distribution to the main library, and a fifth custom air handling unit  provides constant volume air distribution with to Special Collections. All air handling units were designed to  provided 90 percent efficient air filtration and the Special Collections unit was designed with additional carbon filtration for better preservation of the collection. A new electrical service was provided to support the renovation and new addition.

Henneman Engineering was responsible for plumbing, fire protection, heating, ventilating, and electrical design.  Henneman Engineering, Inc. teamed with Woollen Molzan Partners and PSA-Dewberry on this project.

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Square Feet
280,700 square feet