This new building is home to the College of Engineering and completes the college’s move to Centennial Campus. Completed in August 2020, the building is pursuing LEED Silver certification from the US Green Building Council. Sustainability features include:
- The building is on a previously-developed site, which utilizes existing infrastructure and avoids additional impacts of building on a new site.
- The building meets indoor air quality standards through use of low-emitting construction materials, as well as room-level air quality sensors for continuous monitoring.
- As a major building, energy conservation is important. The building is designed to today’s energy efficiency standards and includes building-level energy metering, space-specific temperature controls and commissioning to ensure systems perform as designed. These systems also use refrigerants that don’t contribute to ozone depletion.
- High-quality lighting and daylight increase productivity, comfort and wellbeing of occupants.
- The building is cleaned by University Housekeeping, which is Green Seal-certified for environmentally-friendly cleaning practices.
- Both indoors and outdoors, water consumption is reduced through use of high-efficiency plumbing fixtures, as well as reclaimed water for irrigation and toilet flushing. Water use will be tracked through water meters.
- Occupants have access to the Oval, a large open outdoor space next to the building.
- The building’s exterior has rainwater management measures in place to reduce impact of runoff, as well as mitigations to reduce heat islands.
- Occupants have access to recycling and composting collection bins throughout the building.
- Construction included numerous sustainable practices, such as controlling soil erosion, sedimentation and dust. The project also had an extensive construction waste management plan to reduce waste sent to landfill.
- Building occupants have easy access to the Wolfline campus bus system plus infrastructure to support biking as a mode of transportation.
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