SUNY Fredonia - Science Technology Building
SUNY Fredonia's Science Technology Building has been designed by Mitchell/Giurgola Architects to achieve a LEED Gold certification under the New Construction 2009 Edition Rating System. The 100,000 square foot new building will provide state of the art facilities for the campus' science programs and includes a program mix of classrooms, offices, research and teaching laboratories, a greenhouse and an observatory.
The building incorporates a number of sustainable design elements including water efficient plumbing fixtures that reduce annual water usage by 36% over comparable buildings and vegetated roofs which insulate the building while reducing stormwater runoff. The building includes a high efficiency curtain wall system and passive solar shading louvers that combined with high performance mechanical and lighting systems will consume 32% less energy annually than required by the New York State Energy Code.
Building materials produced locally with high levels of recycled content have been specified and only low-emitting paints, coatings, adhesives, sealants and flooring systems will be installed. It is anticipated that the project will recycle 75% of construction and demolition waste thereby diverting this waste from local landfills.
The project is scheduled to be completed in February 2014.