Boyd Law Building, University of Iowa


Sustainable Engineering Group performed retro-commissioning services at the Boyd Law Building on the Iowa City campus. This 190,000 square foot facility, built in 1984, consists of: classrooms, offices, court rooms, a 300-person capacity auditorium, a 24-hour study area, and the Campus Law Library. The library includes a rare book section and a microfiche film room, with stringent temperature and humidity requirements.

Goals of the retro-commissioning project were to identify energy and operational savings, meet building requirements, and improve occupant comfort. The work focused on the existing HVAC equipment and the Building Automation System (BAS), and issues and opportunities were identified to make the entire facility run more efficiently.


Client: University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City, IA
Square Footage: 190,000
Year of Service: 2010
Certification: NA