The new Health Education Complex for the University of South Carolina Upstate is a state-of-the-art facility for the Nursing, Wellness and Physical Education programs. The facility includes laboratories, human simulator labs, evaluation rooms, critical care labs, nursing computer labs, an audio/visual learning center, classrooms, basketball and racquetball courts, swimming facilities with an indoor track, a bookstore and various support spaces. The project was submitted for a LEED Silver rating.
A central plant supplies chilled and hot water for cooling and heating the building. Central station air handling units supply cold air to VAV boxes throughout the building. Hot water coils in the VAV boxes provide heating for the spaces, as well as reheat for humidity control. A heat recovery unit recovers heat from the exhaust systems to precondition the outside air to the building. The basketball courts, racquetball courts, gym and swimming pool are conditioned with constant volume units with chilled and hot water reheat coils. Compressed air and vacuum are provided for the simulation labs.