Garner and Bohack asked to speak about SIUE New Science Building
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Sustainability expert Leslie Garner and Project Architect Bob Bohack recently spoke at the I2SL conference in San Diego about how the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville New Science Building is able to accommodate current and future students while resourcefully integrating sustainable features.
Among the strategies used in the building:
- Grouping fume hoods on the top two floors, reducing the overall ductwork running to the rooftop exhaust system
- Strategically grouping offices to create zones for the air-handling system
- Employing a VAV system of two units for the labs: one for office areas and one for the vivarium and aquaria
The end result is a LEED Silver building that accommodates the lab classes five days a week instead of the seven days a week that was previously needed.
A full overview of their presentation can be found on the I2SL website.