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R.W. Kern Center
Project Type:
Education, Multi-Purpose Facility
Project Location:
893 West Street
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
USA
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AIA Committee on the Environment:
2017 Top Ten
Design Features:
Net Zero Energy, Exposed Cisterns, Indoor Greywater Planters, Landscape Raingargen, Local Stone and Timber, Photovoltaics, Double Stud Cavity Wall, Tall Operable Windows, Net Positive Water
Project Summary:
The R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College is designed to meet the Living Building Challenge; it achieves net zero energy and water and was built without red list products. A collaborative and integrated team approach resulted in this being one of the highest performing projects in the country, with a ripple effect across other higher education campuses in the Northeast. Its 'campus portal' creates a new front door for Hampshire College that welcomes current and prospective students and expresses the mission of the college through the design and performance of the building. The building skillfully makes sustainability strategies like greywater treatment evident as an educational opportunity for students and further catalyzes a growing movement toward living buildings.
(Source: AIA COTE 2017)
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2019-05-31 21:51:00
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Design and Construction Team:
Wright Builders
Construction Manager
Kohler & Lewis Engineering
Mechanical, Plumbing and Contros Engineer
Berkshire Design Group
Site, Civil Engineeing and Permitting
R.W. Sullivan
Electrical Engineer
South Mountain Company
Energy and Systems Consultant
Rybak Engineering
Fire Protection Engineer
Lewis Lighting Design
Lighting Designer
Kalin Associates
Specifications
C&H Architects
Living Building Challenge Advisor
IES | Integrated Eco Strategy
LBC Material Vetting
Richard Burke Associates
Landscape Architect
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