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George Washington University: Milken Institute School of Public Health – Washington, DC

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MISOPH  Payette_RBenson_18  liken 3

Building: George Washing ton University – Milken Institute School of Public Health
Architect: Payette
Associate Architect: Ayers Saint Gross Architects
Civil Engineer: Wilen Mensch Corporation
MEP/ FP Engineer: Affiliated Engineers Inc
Structural Engineer: Tadjer-Cohen-Edelson Associates
LEED Consultant: S.D. Keppler & Associates, LLC
Lighting Designer: Atelier Ten
Elevator Consultant: Zipf Associates, Inc.
Acoustical / Audiovisual: Shen Milsom Wilke
Code Consultant: Rolf Jensen Associates
Fire Protection Consultant: R.W. Sullivan Engineering
Location: Washington, DC
Size: 161,100 sf
Completion: 2014

AE Interest:
LEED Platinum; Green Roof; Low flow plumbing and rainwater collection system to reduce potable water consumption; use of local and recycled building materials [a]; Energy efficient lighting in classrooms and conference rooms; Use of chilled beams and mass air displacement in heating and cooling systems [b].

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Written by Viviana Martinez

November 2, 2017 at 12:45 pm

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Green Lighthouse – Copenhagen, Denmark

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Green Lighthouse  greenlighthouse 1  green house 2

Building: Green Lighthouse
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Purpose: Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen
Architect: Christensen & Co
Engineering Consultant: COWI
Contractor: Hellerup Byg
Size:10,441 sf
Completion: 2009

AE Interest:
LEED Gold certified; Denmark’s first CO2 neutral building; Uses solar cells, solar panels, natural ventilation and solar screening to aid with cooling; Large windows and skylights provide ample daylight; Insulated walls of 400mm thick (twice as thick as normal) used to keep energy consumption at a minimum [a].

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Written by Viviana Martinez

November 2, 2017 at 12:44 pm

Posted in Built