Sustainable Building Design

The New CCB Building will feature:

  • Extensive windows and light shelves to maximize natural light
  • Light-colored finishes to further reduce electrical lighting usage
  • Natural materials and elimination of off-gassing materials
  • Green exterior design for thermal tempering and rainwater collection
  • Use of rainwater for irrigation of native vegetation in courtyard
  • Rain garden to manage storm water runoff
  • Flow of ventilation from office to lab ventilation zones for reduced energy use
  • Reduced Lab ventilation requirements through occupancy sensors, low-flow hoods, and variable air valves
  • Air changes per hour rates by module function ...
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The new CCB Building will meet the standards for LEED Gold minimum certification, and follow the sustainable design practices recommended by Laboratories for the 21st Century.

 

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“Research in my lab may lead to the development of new, cleaner energy sources.
I’m proud to be part of an institution that is as committed to sustainability as I am.”

-- Alan Goldman

Read more about the potential impact of Professor Goldman's groundbreaking research
on the development of cleaner, more efficient fuels.