The Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology is a 78,000 gross-square-foot facility housing state-of-the-art lab spaces including a 10,000 square foot bay/chase cleanroom, 6,500 square foot characterization suite, and 9,000 square feet of general laboratories as well as centralized public spaces including the 15,000 square foot courtyard, public galleria, forum space and high profile conference rooms.

The building achieved LEED Silver Certification (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design). Hatzel & Buehler will be achieving the green building design and construction by using energy efficient light fixture ballasts and lamps. The use of occupancy sensors and time clock relay panels to control the light fixtures reduced power consumption. Hatzel & Buehler also actively participated in the use of renewable resources and materials that are not harmful to the environment.

Hatzel & Buehler’s scope of work included the furnishing and installation of all electrical power distribution, fire alarm and lighting work including the chase lighting in the clean rooms, food service equipment, and the complete fire alarm system to the entire building.  In addition, Hatzel & Buehler provided electrical site work for building power/lighting, courtyard power/lighting, green roof power/lighting, walkway power/lighting, up-lights, light bollards, and light posts.  Hatzel & Buehler furnished and installed the lightning protection system and the Toxic Gas Monitoring System (TGMS).