Fayetteville State University–Renaissance Hall

Fayetteville, NC

Project Summary

A new student residence building design that resulted in 50% energy cost reduction.

Project Highlights

  • Geothermal HVAC system
  • Domestic water heating tied to well field
  • 50% energy cost reduction
  • LEED Silver Certification Pending


Renaissance Hall is a new 3-story, 340 bed, 85,000 SF student residence building at Fayetteville State University. Optima provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering design for the project. The building was designed with 4-bedroom suites that each have a kitchen, a living room and two private bathrooms. Common areas include a classroom, quiet study room, centralized laundry room, kitchen, activity room with exterior balcony, vending areas, student lounge and exercise room. The project has a geothermal HVAC system with domestic water heating tied to the well field and was designed per SCO guidelines with a 50% energy cost reduction. The project is pursuing LEED Silver certification and was completed in 2012. (Images courtesy of Metcon Construction)

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