A. James Clark Hall is an iconic LEED gold building. Clark Hall supports the Clark School of Engineering’s rapidly growing programs while bringing together disciplines under one roof, encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration and growth.
Green features include:
- 39,365 SF of open space surrounds the building with 57% vegetated.
- Increased the amount of pervious surface on the site, allowing more rain water to soak in and reducing run-off
- The roof and 71% of installed hardscape is reflective, allowing sunlight to reflect off the surfaces and reducing the temperature in the area
- Exterior light fixtures were chosen to reduce light pollution and keep the night sky dark
- Reduced Potable Water Consumption for domestic water by 39% by using water saving fixtures in bathrooms and kitchen areas.
- Reduced Potable Water Consumption for irrigation by 53% due to plant selection and efficient irrigation system
- Reduced Energy Costs by 26.5% compared to a baseline building
- Enhanced Commissioning was used, ensuring all building systems function as designed
- Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigerant Systems were selected to Minimize compounds that contribute to Ozone Depletion and Global Climate Change
- Diverted over 90% of Construction Waste from a landfill
- Materials used to construct the building included 12% Recycled Content, and 20% Regional Content (produced within 500 miles of the project site)
Indoor Environmental Quality
- The finishes in the building were selected to Reduce Harmful Chemicals such as formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- A Building Flushout was performed before occupancy, clearing any harmful chemicals left after construction
- 95% of building occupants have Adjustable Lighting in their workspaces to meet their needs and preferences
- An Exhaust Re-entrainment Assessment and Dispersion Analysis was conducted to determine exhaust locations of the building such that no exhausted substances are pulled back into the building itself or the surrounding buildings.