Buffalo State College, a public college located in Buffalo, NY, has been educating students for over 150 years. The college, which was founded in 1871, offers 79 undergraduate courses to over 7,000 full and part-time students each year.
In 2013, Buffalo State built a brand-new Technology building on campus which now houses the departments of Engineering Technology, Fashion and Textile Technology, and Computer Information Systems. This facility, which provides student’s with research spaces and computer labs, was built with “green building” features including a vegetated lower roof area and a photovoltaic collector on its upper roof.
Stark’s Integration team installed temperature and lighting controls within the brand-new facility. They also conducted a full metering of the building’s steam, electrical, and water usage to help the college monitor and maintain environmental parameters that save energy and cost. This includes integrating backup generators with alarms to alert operators when the backup units kick on and if a major electrical issue arises. Direct digital controls are also sequenced for:
- Steam reduction
- Heat recovery units
- Minimum outside air ventilation and demand control ventilation
- Refrigerant monitoring
- Hot water exchanges
- Freezer protection
- Fan interlocks
- Smoke detection
Stark’s Integration team has installed and continues to service digital video surveillance and protective service systems within all buildings on the Buffalo State College campus.
Buffalo State’s Technology building was recognized by Buffalo Business First with a Brick by Brick Award within the Best Green Building category. It has also earned LEED gold certification from the United States Green Building Council.