Adaptive Reuse of Existing Buildings

Recipient:

School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Amount:

$9,490

This project will generate three renovation and adaptive-reuse strategies for three worst performed buildings on campus. The environmental impact reduction benefit of adaptive reuse will be quantified and used as a benchmark for any future projects. A comprehensive building performance improvement plan will be proposed for each building with the aim to improve the energy efficiency, materials conservation, carbon emission reduction, and occupancy wellbeing. The proposed improvements will enable the existing building to meet Gold certification for LEED v4 for Building Operations and Maintenance. A thorough building life cycle analysis will be conducted to create a more accurate assessment of environmental impact of the proposed renovated buildings and the assessment could be used as a benchmark for other renovation projects.