Earned LEED Platinum rating...
Klarman Hall introduced many new green-building features to our campus, including natural-daylight shafts for the building’s interior, rainwater reclamation systems that will save valuable water resources, and an innovative rooftop photovoltaic power-purchase-agreement model. This new arrangement not only provides power to Klarman Hall, but also to the nearby Human Ecology Building – also LEED Platinum certified.
How is "Green” measured?
Under the LEED Green Building Design and Construction standard, a credit system with a maximum of 110 points is used to measure environmental performance.
The USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) awards points in 5 main categories:
- Sustainable Sites
- Water Efficiency
- Materials / Resources
- Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
What are the Possible Ratings?
A project can earn additional points for innovative approaches and by having a LEED accredited professional part of the project Team.
- Certified: 40 - 49 points
- Silver: 50 - 59 points
- Gold: 60 - 79 points
- Platinum: 80 + points
How Does Klarman Hall Add Up?
|Category||Possible Pts||Earned Pts|
|Klarman Hall achieved LEED Platinum
|Energy / Atmosphere||35||30|
|Materials / Resources||14||5|
|Indoor Environmental Quality||15||11|
|Innovation & Design||6||6|
- 90kW of electrical energy is generated by solar panels installed as a result of the Klarman Hall project
- 55% Modeled energy use reduction vs. a baseline building
- 118k Gallons of rainwater captured and reused per year
- 70% Modeled water use reduction vs. a baseline building
- 97% Wood used in construction is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council
- 8100 Square feet of green roof installed
- High performance glazing and optimized shading over the atrium to reduce solar heat gain
- Light wells to allow daylight to penetrate the office block interior
- A radiant floor system in the atrium to provide heat
- Chilled beams to provide energy efficient heating and cooling to the offices
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