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University & East Side Suites

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Design - Build

The project is an expansion of the Robert E. Knoll Residential Center complex. The second building was completed in fall of 2013 houses 513 students. The third building will be completed in the spring of 2014 and will house 528 students. The buildings are designed with two and four bedroom suite-style apartments with private bedrooms, a kitchenette, bathrooms and living rooms.

These buildings utilize an inovative hybrid geothermal heat pump system that adds a fluid cooler and boiler to enhance system performance. H&S provided both the design and construction of the HVAC and Plumbing systems

Mechanical Project Cost

$ 9.1 M

General Contractor

Sampson Construction



  • All Mechanical Site Utilities

  • Geothermal Well Field

  • Water Sources Heat Pumps and Supply and Return Duct Work

  • Exhaust Systems including Variable Volume Clothes Dryer Exhaust System

  • Energy Recovery Ventilators

  • Hot Water Boiler for supplemental heating capability

  • Fluid Cooler System

  • Domestic Water Piping

  • Waste and Vent Piping

  • Plumbing Fixtures and Equipment

  • Heat Loop Piping

  • Hydronic Snow Melt System

  • Temperature Control System

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