LOCATION: NEW HAVEN, CT
AREA: 62,000 SQ FT
COST: $30 MILLION
LEED PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION
BEST INTERNATIONAL PROJECT, UK SUSTAINABLE BUILDING SERVICES AWARDS, 2008
TOP TEN GREEN AWARD, AIA COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT, 2007
Atelier Ten worked with the design team to reduce energy use by over 33% in this four story building and adjoining one story gallery. Energy savings start with the innovative façade, which uses external shading, coupled with a high performing curtainwall with triple glazing and nanogel-filled spandrel panels to permit full daylighting to all student work areas with little consequent solar gain or heat loss. A displacement ventilation system, evaporative cooling, efficient boilers, and a heat recovery air handling unit contribute further savings and ensure thermal comfort. Water consumption is reduced by 46% through captured rainwater, which is stored in a 5,000 gallon tank to provide water to the project’s low-flush toilets.