University of California Merced: Classroom and Office Building 1

The LEED Gold certified Classroom and Office Building 1 is the best energy performer on the UC Merced campus, saving nearly 50% percent less in energy costs over comparable facilities that meet only California building code requirements. The 100,000 square foot, three-story facility includes sunshades along the exterior walls to provide significant protection to the windows against solar infiltration during hot seasons while admitting filtered daylight to reduce the electrical demand for interior lighting.

Year:

2006

Facade Area:

20,000 sq ft

Location:

Merced, CA

Market:

Education

Height:

40 ft

Owner:

University of California

General Contractor:

Swinerton

Architect:

Thomas Hacker Architects

Engineer:

Taylor Engineering, LLC

Awards:

 
Best Practice Award for Best Overall Sustainable Design
UC/CSU/CC Sustainability Conference, 2007

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