University of California, Berkeley | Haas School of Business Connie + Kevin Chou Hall

University of California, Berkeley | Haas School of Business Connie + Kevin Chou Hall

Berkeley, California
United States

To accommodate for the student body’s growth and flexibility in programming, the School went through a renovation, reorganization, and new construction to provide facilities that enhance the dynamic academic programs.

The new 6-story building, located north of the existing Cheit Hall, includes classrooms and private study rooms, a cafe, a 300-person event space, and unprogrammed in-between spaces.

Introba (formerly Integral Group) provided complete mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design services, and sustainability consulting. The mechanical systems were designed to use significantly less energy than standard buildings. The plumbing design will strive to lower water use in the building by at least 35% and maximize the use of reclaimed water. Design features includes a dual chilled water loop, cooling tower and chilled beams for air cooling, dynamic high-efficiency air filters for reduced maintenance and increased air quality, and an innovative kitchen ventilation design that utilized a variable volume laminar flow supply plenum that provided untempered makeup air to the grill hood, maximizing energy savings while maintaining occupant comfort.

Water-saving features include a basement rainwater catchment and storage system, reclaimed water for toilets, a stormwater retention system, and high-efficiency plumbing fixtures.

Introba also provided energy modeling services to develop a shading strategy to maximize user comfort while allowing for large amounts of glass to be featured in the design.


  • GBCI TRUE Zero Waste Certified

  • LEED NC v2009 Platinum Certified

  • WELL Building Silver Certified

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