We consistently work towards incorporating energy-saving tactics into the buildings we design. We profile projects detailing energy-saving statistics. We are committed to energy-efficient spaces and reducing the environmental impact of each building.
This month we’re looking at Duke University’s Environment Hall: Nicholas School of the Environment, a project currently under construction. Scheduled to be completed in early 2014, this 72,000 GSF departmental office and classroom building will function as the new front door to the University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and is an extension of the Levine Science Research Center at Duke which Payette also designed. Energy and Sustainability goals for the project were established early. The project is tracking LEED Platinum with a target site energy use of 52 kBTU.
Reduction in energy usage.
This savings is equal to the energy usage of 71 annual southern homes annually.
Reduction in water usage from code.
This reduction is equal to 6,191 bath tubs annually.
of the water reduction is from harvesting rainwater.
This is equal to 1,800 bath tubs annually.
Of the spaces will be daylit and have access to views.
Of the building materials are from recycled content.