Liberal Arts Building Renovation
The expansion and renovation of the
Liberal Arts Building provided updated classroom and office space. Energy and
water efficiency were other key components of this project.
Achieving LEED silver
- Reduced lighting power density to 15
percent below normal optimizes energy performance.
- Lighting control allows for more
responsible use of energy.
- Control of efficient heating,
ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and equipment within the
- Up to 75 percent of construction waste was
diverted from landfills.
- Up to 20 percent of the total materials
used in the construction came from recycled content.
- Up to 20 percent of the total materials were
Reduced building impact
- Works within the space allotted to the
existing building to create a denser development area.
- Maintains 40 percent of interior
- Materials with low-emission of chemicals
and pollutants were used for sealants, paints, carpet systems, or wood/laminate
- Water usage within the building was
reduced by at least 30 percent.
- Lighting, temperature and ventilation,
compliance, and monitoring systems are all fully controllable to allow for
appropriate usage of these systems depending on the time of year and day.