Harriman and Southern Maine Community College

Harriman and Southern Maine Community College to Present at the Smart and Sustainable Campus Conference in Maryland

Apr 10, 2013.

Rob Klinedinst, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal and Architect at Harriman, along with Scott G. Beatty, Dean of Administration at Southern Maine Community College, will be presenting at the Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference in Bethesda, Maryland this month.

Klinedinst and Beatty will be presenting on a uniquely designed sea water heat exchange system in Casco Bay as an example of innovative technology recently implemented during the renovation of the Lighthouse Building at Southern Maine Community College.

“This is technology that could certainly be implemented on other campuses and we’re excited for the opportunity to present,” commented Klinedinst.

Adapted from maritime engineering technologies the ocean-based system utilizes a VRV system utilizing geothermal heat pumps that heat and cool the building.  Compared to a conventional oil-fired heating/DX cooling system this environmentally friendly system reduces costs by 33% during the heating season and 27% during the cooling season.

“The College tries to take every opportunity to improve our sustainability and this was an excellent opportunity,” said Beatty.

Robert C. Klinedinst, Jr., AIA, LEED BD+C, has more than 22 years of experience as a designer and planner of educational environments.  As Principal at Harriman Architects and Engineers he leads the Higher Education Design Studio

Scott G. Beatty, is currently Dean of Administration at Southern Maine Community College and has over 30 years of experience in construction management and administration of projects spanning a wide range of industries, locations, budgets and delivery systems.