Rutherford Physics Building

Start of project: August 2017

End of project: Completed

The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in the Rutherford Building date back to the building’s construction in 1977. This project consists of replacing the HVAC systems and the air-mixing boxes, installing motion sensors, cleaning and sealing the ducts and adding air-extracting networks to the labs, among other work.

New digital controls will be integrated to improve the efficiency of the ventilation systems, thus providing energy savings as well as enhanced comfort. A new internal cooling water loop and a sprinkler system will also be installed.

Other projects planned in the building will be executed simultaneously with this project, such as the upgrade of the McGill Nanotools Microfab lab and renovation of the ground floor bathrooms.

The replacement of the HVAC systems and the upgrade of the McGill Nanotools Microfab lab are funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Post-secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund.


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