New Residence Hall Sustainability Initiatives
|Energy & Atmosphere|
- Designed the building envelope and systems to minimize energy performance, meeting ASHRAE 90.1 and the State Energy Code
- Connected to and utilized the existing campus central plant in lieu of separate HVAC equipment to reduce first cost and lower operating costs.
- Use of Lighting Controls for energy efficiency. This included digital day-lighting controls and photo sensors that automatically dim the interior lighting when natural daylight sufficiently illuminates a space. Additional occupancy sensors automatically turn lights off in unoccupied rooms. All the lighting controls help to further reduce the building’s energy consumption.
- Use of high efficiency motors and variable speed control pumps
- Use of low pressure loss duct systems
- Incorporation of mechanical controls for energy efficiencies and to allow for remote monitoring and control by TLU staff.
- Low water-use native and adapted plants species chosen for landscaping and use of drip irrigation reduce water use for landscaping by over 50%.
- Well water irrigation.
- Utilized Low-Flow toilets and urinals for water conservation.
|Materials & Resources|
- Use of recycled fly ash in concrete production
- Use of low-e reflective glazing
- Construction incorporated waste management to recycle waste materials
- Designated area for recyclable collection
- Use of regional materials including brick, cast stone & concrete, drywall, cold formed metal framing, metal roof panels.
- Use of materials with recycled content, most notably: steel, cold formed metal framing, gypsum board, aluminum storefronts and windows, carpet, rubber flooring, toilet partitions, ceramic tile, metal roofing panels.
|Indoor Environmental Quality|
- Compliance with ASHRAE 62 code for acceptable indoor air quality requirements
- Designed HVAC systems with carbon dioxide monitoring sensors for densely occupied areas.
- Designed the HVAC systems and building envelope to optimize air change effectiveness
- Specified Low-Emitting Materials for sealants, adhesives, paint and carpet.
- Complied with ASHRAE 55 code providing thermally comfortable environments that support the productivity and well being of building occupants
- Provided for the building occupants a connection between outdoor spaces and the outdoors through the introduction of daylight and views into regularly occupied areas of the building
- Polished/stained concrete floors in public spaces for better indoor air quality.
- Controlled erosion and sedimentation to reduce negative impacts on water and air quality
- Selected a site that did not include sensitive environmental elements and designed a building footprint with stacked floors to minimize site impact
- Minimized parking opportunities by use of adjacent surface parking
- Conserved existing trees reducing the site disturbance
- Limited disruption and pollution of natural water flows by managing storm water runoff.
- Primary orientation of the building east-west (less surface exposure to rising and setting sun, thus lowering energy consumption and cost)
- Three floors
- 48,400 sq. ft.
- 160 Beds
- First floor contains two classrooms, two seminar rooms, a computer lab, small group study room – all available to the entire campus.
- First floor includes support spaces for the residents of the hall, including lobby, lounge, game room, laundry room, and kitchen.
- Student rooms on second and third floors are double-occupancy with community bathrooms.
- Replaces Kraushaar and Hahn Halls as student housing. Those halls will be repurposed.
- Will be completed in Summer 2012. First students move in August 2012.