In 2016, Erdman Anthony provided LEED®-NC 2009 commissioning and energy modeling services for the new Gearan Center for the Performing Arts at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. The project involved a 62,500-square-foot building, with three theater spaces, studio and rehearsal spaces, a scene shop, classrooms, and offices. The commissioned systems included HVAC, lighting, and direct digital controls.
Our firm provided technical assistance to the project design team, offering feedback and guidance on several design options under consideration. Doing so provided essential information that helped shape the facility’s final design.
Erdman Anthony assisted Hobart and William Smith in using the energy analysis to gain financial incentives from NYSERDA’s New Construction Program and pursue the building’s LEED certification. Our firm also provided building-commissioning documentation for verification of the incentives.
Though securing a LEED Silver rating from the U.S. Green Building Council® was the initial goal, the building ended up earning LEED Gold.