McLendon, McClintock, Foster & Hurst Hall
Residence Life and Housing
Ehinger Center 138
Hurst, Foster, McClintock, and McLendon Halls
These halls are nestled in the back of the campus, surrounded by the woods, and are perfect for retreating back to the Residence Halls after a long day of academics.
McLendon houses 159 undergraduates. The first floor is entirely devoted to common areas including lounges, group study and meeting rooms, laundry facilities, a warming pantry, and a convenience store that accepts meal plan points. Drew’s commitment to environmental protection is evident in the design of this Residence Hall. By working closely with engineers and construction officials, the university was able to achieve LEED Silver Certification—a prestigious designation bestowed upon only the cleanest and most efficient new buildings.
McLendon houses 159 undergraduates. The first floor is entirely devoted to common areas including lounges, group study and meeting rooms, laundry facilities, a warming pantry, and a convenience store that accepts meal plan points. Students are housed on the second through sixth floors in 39 suites. Each suite features a bathroom, a common area and 2 or 3 double bedrooms—with their own sliding closet doors and in-room sinks.
MCLENDON'S GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMP
Everything you wanted to know about geothermal heating and cooling but were afraid to ask (or feared you wouldn’t understand). The geothermal heat pump (GHP), also known as the ground source heat pump, is a highly efficient renewable energy technology that is gaining wide acceptance for both residential and commercial buildings. It is used for space heating and cooling. The technology relies on the fact that beneath the surface, the Earth’s temperature remains relatively constant throughout the year; warmer than the air above during the winter and cooler in the summer. A geothermal heat pump takes advantage of this by transferring heat stored in the earth or ground water into a building during the winter, and reversing the process in the summer. The ground, in other words, acts as a heat source in the winter and a heat absorber, or sink, in the summer.Geothermal systems tap the Earth’s energy through a series of pipes buried in the ground near the building to be conditioned. These “loops” can be buried either vertically or horizontally. They circulate water that absorbs heat from, or relinquishes heat to, the surrounding soil, depending on whether the building is being heated or cooled.For our new residence hall, we drilled a total of 28 wells (vertical loops) 430 feet deep. Each will be connected to the building through a series of horizontal pipes approximately 4-6 feet below the surface. During the winter, a geothermal heat pump will remove the heat from the fluid in these loops, concentrate it, and transfer it to the building. During the summer, the system will remove the heat from the building and transfer it to the ground.The biggest benefit of geothermal heat pumps is that they use 25-50 percent less electricity than conventional heating and cooling systems—up to 72 percent less, according to EPA estimates. GHPs also improve humidity control by maintaining about 50 percent relative indoor humidity, making them very effective in humid areas.Geothermal heat pumps are also effective at reducing another form of pollution–noise pollution. GHPs have no outside condensing units (think of an air conditioning unit sticking out of a window), so there’s no noise outside the building. And a GHP system is so quiet inside a building that users do not know it is operating. As a final benefit, because the hardware requires less space than that needed by conventional HVAC systems, the equipment rooms can be greatly scaled down in size, freeing space for productive use. GHP systems also provide excellent “zone” space conditioning, allowing different parts of the building to be heated or cooled to different temperatures.
Each suite consists of a common room, bathroom, a Micro-Fridge in each bedroom and houses 5 to 6 residents (2-3 bedrooms). Drew supplies limited furnishings for the common room and bedroom, and the residents are responsible for cleaning their bedrooms, common room and their bathroom. Each residence hall houses a washer and dryer unit, while Foster Hall serves as the center of the Complex with a common laundry room, kitchen and lounge referred to as “This End”. All of the buildings in this complex are air-conditioned.
In front of the Complex, the university sets up a small picnic area, where residents are allowed to use a grill during the summer months, making it more of their home away from home.
McClintock Hall is one of the four co-ed Residence Halls in the Suites Complex. Practically identical to Foster and Hurst Halls, McClintock stands to the left side of the Complex towards McLendon Hall. McClintock houses 3 floors, 12 suites, 12 rooms per floor, and a total of 67 residents.
Foster houses 3 floors, 10 suites, 6 rooms are on the first floor and 12 rooms on the second and third floors, for a total of 60 residents. In comparison to the other traditional suites, the kitchen, lounge, and laundry room are located on the first floor. The kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, refrigerator, cabinets, and a microwave.
Hurst stands to the right side of the Complex towards Tolley/Brown Halls. Hurst houses 3 floors, 12 suites, 12 rooms per floor, and a total of 67 residents.
Suite Common Room