LEED Certified Gold
The sustainable design goals for Milstein Hall were met through the use of good design practices to provide a healthy and comfortable environment for the building occupants.
On the LEED-certified scorecard, Milstein Hall scored 40 out of 69 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||Accredited Professional|
|Points Earned||8 / 14||4 / 5||9 / 17||5 / 13||9 / 15||4 / 4||1 / 1|
- The lighting system is connected to daylight sensors to balance daylight with artificial light
- The studio's climate is maintained by the ceiling's chilled beams, which draw cool water from a local lake, reducing the need for large traditional HVAC mechanical systems. Heating comes through the concrete slab floor. Together these two systems provide a more efficient, cleaner, and more comfortable controlled environment
- 57% of the exterior walls of the three-story building are floor-to-ceiling high-performance insulated glass, allowing abundant daylight to illuminate the studios, critique rooms, exhibition space, and auditorium.
- The 24,000 square-foot roof is a sedum-covered green-roof punctuated by a cluster of north-facing skylights that gradually increase in size to draw more daylight to the center of the deep plate further from the exterior façade. Two different types of sedum create a gradient pattern of dots that transition from small circles near the Arts Quad on the south to a dense, larger pattern of dots towards the natural landscape of the gorge to the North
- Workers recycled over 50% of the waste generated during construction
- Material use was reduced by integrating the building systems with structure: concrete foundation walls are exposed, and structural steel and glass are expressed visibly. Each element serves as a learning tool for our architecture students
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