Carnegie Mellon University: 407 South Craig Street

Carnegie Mellon University: 407 South Craig Street

Project Information

USGBC Project ID: 10001896


Address:

407 South Craig Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Project Details

Completion Date: 2005

Building Size (sq. ft.): 12,000


Used for student, faculty and staff offices, the complete renovation of this building added a large skylight that provides an opportunity for daylight dimming, as well as an ideal mounting surface for photovoltaic solar collectors. Over 10% of the building's electricity and 81 computers are powered by 112 solar PV panels, which reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 31,600 pounds annually. Energy recovery ventilators with fan-powered boxes improve energy efficiency.

LEED Green Building Features

Energy & Atmosphere

The building's renovation includes a large skylight that provides an opportunity for daylight dimming, as well as an ideal mounting surface for photovoltaic solar collectors that generate over 10% of the buildings electricity. The 112 panels run 81 computers and help to save 31,600 pounds of green house gases annually. Additional efficiency is provided by energy recovery ventilators, VAV boxes, with fan-powered boxes. The building has a projected energy savings of over 26%.

Indoor Environmental Quality

Daylight dimming is used throughout the building.

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