Stony Brook University - New Computer Science Building
SUNY Stony Brook New Computer Science Building has been designed by Mitchell/Giurgola Architects and Joseph R. Loring and Associates, Inc to achieve a LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The 70,000 square foot building will provide state of the art facilities for the campus' Computer Science department and includes a program mix of faculty and administration offices, research and teaching laboratories, a large wireless teaching lab and shared conference spaces.
The building incorporates a number of sustainable design elements including a storm water reclamation system that will capture enough rainwater to meet 100% of the building's demand for potable water, serving efficient toilet fixtures, while reducing the resulting storm water runoff. The building includes a high efficiency curtain wall system and passive solar shading louvers that, combined with high performance mechanical and lighting control systems, will result in a 28% energy savings annually than a comparable building required by the New York State Energy Code. Energy efficient magnetic bearing chillers are used for comfort cooling and close-coupled in-row cooling systems are utilized for the data centers to minimize overall transport energy. The use of artificial lighting will be minimized via the use of natural daylighting.
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 a minimum of 50% of construction and demolition waste thereby diverting this waste from local landfills.
The project is scheduled to be completed in June 2014.