Bill & Melinda Gates Hall
LEED Certified Gold
Designed by the elite architectural team at Morphosis and led by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne, the angular sunshades adorning Gates Hall contributed to the LEED gold certification of the structure. Light is introduced into this computing center strategically, reducing the electrical load necessary to light spaces while also blocking heat-inducing sunlight at differing periods in the solar cycle.
On the LEED-certified scorecard, Gates Hall scored 61 out of 110 possible points. For a full breakdown, review the report on the US Green Buildings Certification (USGBC) website.
|Sustainable Sites||Water Efficiency||Energy & Atmosphere||Materials & Resources||Indoor Environmental Quality||Innovation & Design||Regional Priority|
|Points Earned||19 / 26||6 / 10||17 / 35||2 / 14||9 / 15||6 / 6||2 / 4|
- Project designers wanted to incorporate recycled content and regionally manufactured materials in the building and furnishings. The modern interior design emphasizes the structural building components (concrete and metal)
- The building energy use and equipment performance has been fully commissioned and will be constantly revisited by University Energy and Sustainability Department staff who seek to maximize performance and cut energy use at the University
- Daylight harvesting and sensors increase the use of natural daylight
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