ASU Polytechnic Building

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Arizona State University Polytechnic

The ASU Polytechnic Project consists of three buildings in the Arizona desert, totaling 251,000 SF and containing three primary schools: School of Agribusiness, School of Science and Technology, and School of Education and Humanities. The facilities include offices, classrooms, wet and dry teaching laboratories, a black-box theatre, art gallery, painting and drawing studio, a conference center and a separate Haz-Mat building. The design extends ASU’s New American University to the Polytechnic Campus by using the building as a learning tool and creates an innovative learning environment beyond the classroom. Each building employs a particular beyond the classroom. Each building employs a particular strategy towards protecting itself from the elements, while integrating many strategies to reduce energy, water and waste burdens on the campus.


Sustainable Strategies

  • Green Building Education Program was developed including permanent signage of green building features, education outreach to the community, and green building and design tours

  • Low VOC-emitting materials for the building’s interior creates enhanced Indoor Environmental Quality

  • High-performance, reflective roofing system reduces the Urban Heat Island Effect

  • Low-flow fixtures reduce domestic water use

  • Building materials with high-recycled content were sourced from local vendors

  • Comprehensive Green Housekeeping and Recylcling Programs were implemented to minimize ongoing environmental impacts

Project Results

  • LEED for New Construction Gold level achieved

  • 33% energy cost savings above ASHRAE 90.1-2004 energy standard

  • 43% reduction in potable water for domestic use

  • 51% reduction of potable water use for irrigation

  • 79% of construction waste was diverted from the landfill

ASU Polytechnic Building_LEED Facts

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