College of Environmental Science and Forestry - Gateway Building
The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's (ESF) new Gateway Building will house spaces for conferences, events, exhibitions, administrative offices and food services. As part of the transformational expansion of the ESF campus, the Gateway Building will give visitors a snapshot of what ESF represents. The design of this high-performance building will explore financially feasible and technologically sound strategies to operate using renewable energy, produce its own power, create a carbon-neutral facility, and conserve resources in innovative ways. The building is being designed to achieve LEED Platinum Certification.
Building Energy Features
The building contains approximately 50,000 square feet of space. It features a large roof-mounted photovoltaic array, a sustainable green roof, biomass-fueled combined heat and power system, a natural ventilation system, lighting occupancy sensors and natural day light controls.
The building will output significantly more energy than it will consume. The building will provide 65 percent of the campus heating needs, 20 percent of the campus electrical needs and result in a reduction of the campus carbon footprint by about 22 percent.