Building Mechanical and Energy Systems Laboratory
The Building Mechanical and Energy Systems (BMES) Laboratory, 2410 Learned Hall, is a flexible teaching and applied-research space. The western portion has workbenches, tools, instruments, and storage for hands-on projects. The eastern portion is for teaching HVAC, energy, solar, plumbing/piping, controls, and fire protection courses using multimedia electronics as well as practical demonstrations. ASHRAE-funded, student-built benchtop HVAC teaching stations in the lab help students gain a better understanding of the BMES courses' lecture material. The room's overhead HVAC system was intentionally left exposed for teaching purposes.