The Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology will signal the University of Pennsylvania’s leadership in the emerging field of nanotechnology, supporting the cutting-edge research that transcends disciplinary boundaries of engineering, medicine, and the sciences. As a new multi-level facility, the Center will bring together researchers from multiple disciplines through technical lab spaces and vibrant public spaces.

The new 78,000 gross-square-foot facility will have 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 is targeting LEED Silver Certification (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design). Hatzel will be achieving the green building design and construction by using energy efficient light fixture ballasts and lamps. The use of occupancy sensors and timeclock relay panels to control the light fixtues will reduce power consumption. Hatzel will also be actively participating in the use of renewable resources and materials that are not harmful to the environment.

Hatzel & Buehler’s scope of work includes 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 will provide electrial sitework for building power/lighting, courtyard power/lighting, green roof power/lighting, walkway power/lighting, up-lights, light bollards, and light posts.  Hatzel & Buehler will furnish and install the lightning protection system and the Toxic Gas Monitoring System (TGMS).