Tompkins-Cortland Community College was in need of a space that would provide much needed daycare option for their students with infants and young children. Having this option would allow more flexibility for parents who wanted to take classes and ensure that their children would be in a safe and stimulating environment. An added benefit is that this new facility gives students in the Early Childhood education program a greater chance to develop hands-on learning experience. The new building can house up to eighty (80) children.
Some of the major scope elements were radiant floor heating system that is divided in to ten different zones to provide maximum comfort for the children, ducted HVAC system with zoned fan coil units to bring in code required fresh air and again provide maximum comfort for the different aged children, air cooled chiller to provide cooling in the warmer months, multiple bathrooms with age appropriate fixtures, water softener to handle the hard water enter the facility and help prolong the life of the equipment, general power distribution throughout, power in support of mechanical and plumbing equipment, energy efficient LED lighting with digital lighting controls to maximize energy efficiency, data and telephone backbone and infrastructure, fire alarm system and tied the power source to an existing back-up generator located elsewhere on campus.