Southern New Hampshire Health (now SolutionHealth) strategically acquired a building which formerly housed Newick’s Seafood Restaurant. Given its previous use, the building had to be stripped to the structure to accommodate the substantial changes necessary to convert it to a state-of-the-art medical center. The upper level was renovated into a 14,000sf medical office building, incorporating family practice, pediatrics, dermatology, physical therapy, imaging, pharmacy and a corresponding laboratory. The lower-level area of the building was conditioned for 14,000sf of consolidated medical record storage.

The project design includes many high performance and sustainable features including fluid applied air barriers, R-30 wall insulation, R-48 roof insulation, high efficiency lighting with daylight and motion controls and a high efficiency HVAC system and controls. Thermal imaging performed by Fulcrum during construction served to prove out the integrity of the envelope and helped identify problems before it was too late to correct them. Following construction, Fulcrum performed a month of temperature, humidity, and CO2 monitoring after occupancy to verify all systems were performing as designed, and subsequently monitored energy consumption for the next year to gauge the overall efficiency of the building.