Comprehensive Housing Renovation Plan
Overview | Sustainability Notes |
St. Martin Hall Overview
Renovation Completion Date:
August 12, 2009. All
work on site had to occur during the summer break from May 26 to
August 12, 2009.
Extended delivery items such as fan-coil and energy recovery
fresh air intake units, were ordered in advance of work starting
St. Martin Hall is an upper classmen, co-ed
residence hall built in 1986; suite style with each suite
housing 4 students of the same gender.
It houses 292 occupants on 3 floors, with an area
director and 8 resident assistant staff members.
Each 2 person room has its own vanity sink and is
separated by a shared shower and toilet.
Each room opens onto an
Each student has one internet
connection and each bedroom has a cable TV outlet.
New sound insulated ductwork has been installed to reduce
sound transmission between rooms.
The ground floor laundry room has internet connected dryers and
washers with automatically injected detergent dispensers.
Students can determine from their rooms, which machines are in
use, and be notified by text message when their laundry has been
completed. There is
no additional charge for use of the laundry facilities and
The vending room has internet connected machines that take
either cash or SU Gull Cards.
There is a kitchen and lounge on the First Floor, as well
as lounges on both upper floors with
full-height glass to
allow more natural light.
Other improvements include new ADA bedroom units
on the ground floor level, a new exercise room on the second
floor, and a new weather
protected, glass enclosed central entrance stair with a solar
powered ventilation fan.
existing flat roof now has an Energy Star compliant roof coating
to help reduce heat island effect.
To both save energy, reduce summer humidity, and promote
a healthy living environment, fresh air is delivered to the
building via roof mounted energy recovery units which recapture
up to 80 percent of the heated or cooled air in the building.
Low-flow aerators on the building’s faucets reduce water
consumption by 10 percent. All concrete, metal, wood and paver
materials removed during the project were reused or recycled;
and all new flooring materials, including carpet, have
significant recycled content as well as reduced chemical
emissions to improve interior air quality.
for the renovation was Grimm + Parker of Calverton, MD; the
mechanical/electrical engineer was Gipe Associates of Easton,
MD; and the construction manager was Holder Construction of
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