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SUNY Alfred State College - Student Leadership Center


Alfred State College's Student Leadership Center has been designed by William Rawn & Associates, Architects, Inc. and Bergmann Associates to achieve LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The approximately 62,000 square foot building will house a mixed program of campus club & student government offices, public gathering spaces, food services, a climbing wall, a radio station and a "dirty space" for students to engage in engineering projects.

The facility will incorporate many sustainable design features including, a geothermal heating system, energy recovery wheels for HVAC, sunshade louvers, rainwater harvesting, a green roof and water efficient plumbing fixtures. Additionally, interior finishes have been selected with a high recycled content and low or no VOCs. Emphasis has also been placed on the use of recycled and regional construction materials, as well as management of the construction waste stream.

Specifically the project has been designed to a standard that creates real energy and resource efficiency. These include:

High efficiency lighting reduced lighting power density from an ASHRAE 90.1-2007 standard of 1.2 W/sf to a design of .75 W/sf which produces a yearly energy savings of 83,307 kWh.

Energy Recovery wheels increase natural gas savings by an estimated 19,700 therms each year by collecting heat from exhaust air and transferring it to the supply air side.

High Efficiency plumbing fixtures look to reduce water usage by an estimated 273,700 Gal per year from baseline cases and we hope to reduce water use by over 35% over LEED standards.

The project is targeting at 24% or more energy reduction goal below ASHRAE 90.1-2007 and the NYS code standards.

This project is scheduled for completion in the Fall of 2013.


SUNY Alfred State College - Student Leadership Center

SUNY Alfred State College - Student Leadership Center

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