College Planning & Management

FEB 2013

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IT'S PAYBACK TIME "To get the best results schools, should bundle long- and short-term payback projects together." —Mike DeNamur a long-term investment. "While higher education only represents about two to three percent of the country's carbon footprint, it represents 100 percent of the 'education footprint,' in that our institutions teach not only our college students, but also the teachers who need to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to adequately prepare our K–12 students for the new challenges of the 21st century," according to the ACUPCC's website. Those incoming students are learning the lesson. Many come to college with WORTH THE EFFORT. A recently completed Facility Services Building on the campus of Illinois' Joliet Junior College (shown on page 20, above, and on page 24) is a component of the College's master plan aimed at transforming the school's approach to sustainability and efficiency. "We always work to find the most efficient, cost-effective means to operate while acting in an ecologically responsible manner," Kelly Rohder, JJC director of communications and external relations, says. "The Facility Services Building is a symbol of the college's commitment to energy efficiency and environmental respect." A P R O T OY P E F O R S U S TA I N A B I L I T Y Intelligence Under Construction A SUSTAINABILITY PROTOTYPE TARGETS NET-ZERO ENERGY DESIGN. A $95M Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Building currently under construction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, designed by SmithGroup, will create 230,000 sq. ft. of instructional, research, and office space in the heart of the University's engineering campus. The move will consolidate functions currently dispersed over multiple locations into a single facility, creating a flexible environment to inspire and support interdisciplinary learning and collaboration. When completed in fall 2014, the project will be a major addition to the University's UrbanaChampaign campus. The building program includes classrooms; teaching and research laboratories, including an instructional clean room; an auditorium; faculty and administrative offices; and student gathering areas. It will also house laboratories for research in the fields of thin film and charged particles, optical physics, and electromagnetism; along with varied spaces for the University's power and energy systems, materials research, remote sensing, and space sciences groups. The ECE building will establish a sustainability 22 prototype for future University of Illinois projects. Minimizing the facility's carbon footprint and optimizing energy efficiency were key drivers behind its design. Sustainable considerations include a terra cotta rain screen cladding system in conjunction with an R-30 thermal envelope for enhanced energy performance. Passive solar design features such as building orientation, 30-percent overall glazing, and exterior shading devices lend to greater daylighting and reduced energy loads. In addition to maintaining a consistent material palette that harmonizes with the neighboring brick buildings, terra cotta baguettes act as exterior shading devices on 80 percent of the glazing. COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / FEBRUARY 2013 The building is targeted to achieve LEED Platinum certification, the highest level of building efficiency, and is anticipated to receive an EPA Energy Star rating of 99 on a 100-point scale. The ECE Department is also striving to attain a net-zero energy design that will enable the building to supply 100 percent of its energy demands over each year by incorporating renewable energy systems after construction. SmithGroup's architects and engineers from KJWW have integrated a range of systems that will aid in achieving this goal, including infrastructure for a future array of photovoltaic cells, displacement and demand control ventilation, heat recovery chillers with net metering, and a chilled beam system for cooling and heating the classroom tower. The building will incorporate many notable contributions of ECE faculty and staff. It will feature the most sophisticated in LED and fluorescent lighting, complex energy conversion systems utilizing advanced power electronics, and intelligent systems and interfaces supported by ever-evolving control and computer technologies. CPM WWW.PLANNING 4EDUCATION.COM

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