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Transforming Mid-Century Campus Buildings 2.0: Measuring Design Against the Outcomes

Mid-Century buildings are commonplace on campuses across the nation, yet many are energy hogs, far from code-compliant, and are hardly conducive to 21st century learning. As these buildings continue to age, how should we approach treating these shortcomings? Are they worth saving at all?

This webinar will provide a best practices approach, post-occupancy evaluation, and where do we go from here with new Deep Energy Retrofit directives while weaving in case studies from various projects.

Science IV, a textbook example of a mid-century building on Binghamton University’s campus, has become a test bed for this type of questioning and evaluation. Undertaken in two phases, the team will walk through an analysis of its transformation, focusing especially on energy performance and user experience.

Take a dive into the design strategies for Deep Energy Retrofit at Science IV and look at the energy outcomes a year after completion. What was the return on investment? What were the successes and opportunities missed? How do these lessons impact approaches to future mid-century renovation projects?
Learning Objectives:
1.Understand and identify common value, strengths, and weaknesses inherent in many mid-century campus buildings, how to begin to address them, and the challenges encountered when renovating them.
2.Define elements of a deep energy retrofit and strategies for architectural and MEP systems, and how they can be applied to a mid-century building.
3.Mitigate the carbon footprint of mid-century buildings with strategic retrofits to the building envelope and energy systems
4.Explore current trends and expectations in the student experience, collaboration, and environmental quality, and how an existing building can be transformed into a modern and healthy learning environment.

Presenters: Jason Evans, Associate Principal, Ashley McGraw Architects