Carnegie Mellon University: Porter Hall 100 Renovation

Carnegie Mellon University: Porter Hall 100 Renovation

Project Information

USGBC Project ID: 10299402


5000 Forbes Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Project Details

Completion Date: August 2008

Building Size (sq. ft.): 6,800

Renovation of this CMU lecture hall gained additional square footage without disturbing the existing building envelope or campus open green space. The project creates a high quality learning environment by providing natural daylight, controllable ventilation and low-emitting construction materials. Innovation credit was given for the exceptional amount of green power purchased.

LEED Green Building Features

Sustainable Sites

The site is an urban location with connections to Oakland and public transit is available. The building was designed creatively to use the existing building to maintain the campus's open space.

Energy & Atmosphere

New HVAC equipment, lighting power reductions, demand control ventilation in lecture hall.

Materials & Resources

Installation of the second floor within the existing building captures additional square footage without disrupting the building's envelope. Historic replacement of original windows is displayed. 60% of construction was diverted from a landfill.

Indoor Environmental Quality

Low emitting materials were used. There are daylight and views in nearly all spaces. All this creates a high quality learning environment.

Innovation in Design

The building has a green housekeeping program. Exceptional green power was purchased.


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