Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
The Andlinger Center for the Energy and Environment will support a vibrant and expanding program of research and teaching in the areas of sustainable energy development, energy conservation and environmental protection and remediation. The center will pursue these studies with an eye towards translating fundamental knowledge into practical solutions that will enable sustainable energy production and the protection of the environment and global climate from anthropogenic change.
This new building will become the home of the Andlinger Center. The laboratory will be located in the area south of Engineering Quad bounded by the A-Wing, the E-wing, and Bowen Hall. The new three story facility will extend one story below grade and include specialized engineering laboratories, offices, support spaces and a lecture hall. The building will be internally connected to Bowen Hall and to the 200 level of E-Quad via a bridge. Approximately 3,300 nsf of Bowen Hall will be reassigned and renovated for programs of the Andlinger Center.
The design of the building is intended to meet LEED Silver standards, and includes the following features:
- Offices located with ample access to daylight; glazed interior partition walls allow for daylight penetration
- Portions of building located below grade to minimize heating/cooling loads
- High performance envelope and exterior solar shades to minimize heating and cooling loads
- Advanced lighting controls to reduce electrical power usage
- Radiant panel heating system in office spaces for energy conservation
- Shower facilities for bicycle commuters
- Cascading airflow from office areas to laboratory to minimize conditioning of outside air
- Heat recovery systems for air handling units to reduce outside air conditioning energy
- Storm water and condensate harvesting to reduce demand for municipal water
- Ultra low flow fixtures to reduce water usage
- Green roofs enhance storm water management
Site photo taken September 26, 2013. (Click image to see larger version.) Please see the photo gallery for past progress frames and architect's renderings. Please note that renderings and artists' conceptions are presented here for historical purposes only. The final designs of these projects may have evolved since these renderings were created.