College Planning & Management

OCT 2012

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F&E 2 012 Furniture & Equipment specialized nature. Princeton's Offi ce of Physical Planning, for instance, had requirements unique to their building- oriented purpose; the offi ce must accom- modate plan storage, plotters, reference materials, and the like. Some traditions ruled the day, such as hierarchical offi ce assignments with executives and profes- sionals in private offi ces along the windows while project managers left to double up in remaining offi ces. But considerations for performance were essential for the renova- tion of the multiple-story boiler house. Princeton's Offi ce of Sustainability is an entirely different matter. Now in the design phase, this department has only four people on staff; yet even though it's a much smaller space, it has embraced green on multiple levels. This offi ce has to lead by example: It promotes ways to reduce en- ergy consumption as well as programs like a bicycle initiative, but the offi ce itself will soon feature fi nish materials and interiors products that are rapidly renewable — cork fl oors, for example — and LED lamps, the long-life, low-power consumption light sources that save energy costs as well as labor for relamping light fi xtures. Because universities occupy their buildings for the long term, the ROI from durable fl oor- ing and LED lighting will redound to the university instead of to a future tenant. As proven through a life-cycle analysis (LCA), LEDs are an investment worth considering campus-wide. No more so, however, than ample win- dows with good solar control to illuminate campus offi ces. In fact, Princeton's most noteworthy accomplishment may have been the increased use of natural daylight- ing in many of its interior projects. While such strategies require col- laboration with the project architect, the introduction of glass elements in interior walls and partitions, light-colored coatings and fi nish materials that diffuse harsh light, and strategies for harvesting daylight and shipping it closer to the building core are all worth exploring. Exploiting daylight provides health benefi ts, boosts performance, and reduces energy costs; the ROI can almost always be calculated as short-term. Marlyn Zucosky, IIDA, is director of Interi- or Design at the full-service architecture and design fi rm Joshua Zinder Architecture + Design (JZA+D, www.joshuazinder.com), Princeton, NJ. Previously she was director of Interior Design for Clarke Caton Hintz. Zucosky adds 25 years of experience to JZA + D with expertise in offi ce, education, hospitality, and commercial markets. Portable Acoustical Walls! PORTABLE ROOM DIVIDERS 800-553-0110 www.Screenflex.com 7KH :RUOG¶V 0RVW 9HUVDWLOH 5RRP 'LYLGHUV (FRQRPLFDO 6FUHHQÀH[ 'LYLGHUV DUH WKH affordable solution to space management needs 'HOLYHUHG fully assembled GLYLGHUV DUH HDVLO\ VHW XS DQG VWRUH DZD\ LQ VHFRQGV 44 COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / OCTOBER 2012 WWW.PLANNING4EDUCATION.COM

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