Seamans Center, University of Iowa


Sustainable Engineering Group performed retro-commissioning services at the Seamans Center building on the Iowa City Campus. This 247,000 ft² facility was originally built in 1901, with subsequent additions. Spaces that required special temperature, humidity and/or ventilation conditions included the server rooms, the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, the Cellular Engineering Laboratory, and four auditoriums.

Goals of the retro-commissioning work were to identify energy and operational savings, meet building requirements, and improve occupant comfort. The efforts focused primarily on the HVAC equipment and the Building Automation System, identifying issues and opportunities to make the entire facility more efficient.


Client: University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City, IA
Square Footage: 247,000
Year Built: 2011
Certification: NA