SCSU Independent Commissioning Services

With an emphasis on sustainability and energy efficiency, the Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) School of Business building underwent a vital expansion.

CHA provided independent enhanced commissioning services in accordance with LEED requirements for the energy systems involved in the extensive 40,000 SF renovation of the SCSU School of Business building. The commissioned systems encompassed a state-of-the-art VRV (Daiken Variable Refrigerant Volume) system, advanced lighting controls, domestic hot water, and a PV (Photovoltaic) system. Upon finalizing the enhanced commissioning documentation, the project achieved LEED Gold certification, exceeding its initial goal of securing LEED Silver certification.

Project summary


First LEED Gold academic building on campus.

40K sf.

Renovation of 40,000 square feet.


Four commissioned systems.

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Brian McKenna, PE*

Brian McKenna, PE*
Vice President, Senior Project Manager, Senior Principal Engineer

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Brian has over three decades of experience in power generation, mechanical systems, and electrical engineering. He primarily supports electrical transmission and distribution projects, including substation design, and combined heat and power projects. Brian is proficient in renewable energy generation and has been involved with many campus microgrid projects.