College Planning & Management

MAY 2013

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INTERIORS ILLUSTRATIONS COURTESY OF PETER JOHNSTON ARCHITECT, PC SMALL-SCALE SUSTAINABILITY Whether a project is large or small, design strategies and product selection can enhance both aesthetics and efficiency. By L EED GUIDELINES ARE A GREAT MEASURING TOOL OF A BUILDING'S PERFORMANCE. THE PROCESS IS rewarding but can be time consuming, expensive, and therefore, difficult to incorporate into a smaller scale project. Where does that leave the numerous smaller scale renovations that take place every day? As architects and designers we are uniquely able to incorporate sustainable strategies into all of our projects, regardless of whether or not the project will be filed to achieve third-party certification. Sustainable strategies can be incorporated into any project through passive strategies, mechanical systems, and finish and furniture selection. The renovation by Peter Johnston Architect PC (PJA) of the Veterans Center underway at William Paterson University (WPU) in Wayne, NJ, is a case 68 COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / MAY 2013 PETER JOHNSTON AND LAURA NEMERSON study in how to incorporate these universally applicable sustainable strategies into a progressive design solution. The program includes 1,100 sq. ft. within an existing building, which must house an office, lounge area, entry vestibule, and call center. The space is being completely renovated, including mechanical and electrical systems. Seeing the Light Passive sustainable strategies include natural daylighting and ventilation. The entire south wall of the WPU Veterans Center is windowed; while beneficial in the winter, bringing natural light and warmth during the colder months, the window wall allows an unwanted amount of glare and heat gain in the summer. Operable shades will be installed to allow natural light to WWW.PLANNING 4EDUCATION.COM

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