SUNY College at Geneseo - Doty Building Renovation
Kliment Halsband Architects has designed the adaptive reuse of the historic Doty Building to achieve a LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The 69,000 sf building provides space for the President's Office, Admissions Office, International Student Services, College Advancement Office, and the Small Business Development Office; as well as a state-of-the art recital hall for the School of the Arts.
The renovation sets a high standard for energy efficiency and other sustainable building practices while respecting the historic fabric of the building. The reconfigured interior, including the new performance space and a double-height reception/meeting space, maximizes natural light. One hundred forty-four geothermal wells provide heating and cooling for the building. Rooms have automatic sensors and controls to maintain proper temperature, humidity, and the rate that outdoor air is introduced into occupied spaces. The recital hall uses a displacement ventilation system, which brings conditioned air directly to users. The building will use 30% less energy than would be permitted by New York State Energy Code. A rainwater harvesting system on the roof will provide a significant percentage of the water used for the buildingâ€™s toilets as well as mitigate stormwater runoff.
The project is scheduled for completion in 2013.