Extended Campuses Building
This facility houses the Extended Campuses student service
center, its statewide advising center, its programming department, and NAU TV
Services in a 23,000-square-foot building.
This building uses about 43 percent less energy than a
typical building of the same size from the use of:
- passive ventilation
- solar-preheating of outside air
- an active chilled beams heating, ventilation,
and air conditioning (HVAC) system
- This new facility connects to the existing
Communication building through a new atrium that will also be the main entry
for the Extended Campuses program.
- The building is open to natural light, creating
an airy social and collegial space.
- A reflective roofing system and light-colored
paving lessen the heat island effect.
- Showers are located on the second floor.
- Light trespass is minimized from the building
and from the site to meet the Flagstaff Dark Sky criteria.
- The west side of the building has a vegetative
- Interior materials – glues, sealants, paints,
carpet, and wood – do not emit toxic fumes.
- Over 90 percent of interior spaces have views to
the exterior of the building.
Achieving LEED Gold
- The HVAC system introduces an active chilled
beam heating and cooling system, which produces significant energy savings and
operates more quietly than traditional systems.
- Window glazing systems provide optimum shading
while allowing for effective day lighting.
- The building enclosure was developed to meet energy
- Occupancy sensors are installed to assist with
lighting and energy conservation.
- Air filtering systems meet LEED standards.
Construction and reduced building impact
- 60 percent of wood used in the project was grown
and harvested in sustainably-managed forests.
- The building is an infill project located in a
previously developed portion of campus.
- Recycled cotton batt (blue jeans) was used for
- 91 percent of demolition debris was recycled.
- 50 percent energy cost savings.
- The building contains low-flow plumbing and
- Reclaimed water is being utilized for landscape
irrigation and non-potable lavatory needs.
- 85 percent water use reduction.
- Passive water harvesting is used on the site.