The new five-story living-learning facility constructed on the Husson University campus includes five new classrooms on the first floor and suite-style dorm room accommodations for 240 students. Acting as the owner’s sustainability representative and LEED consultant, Fore Solutions, acquired by Thornton Tomasetti in 2012, played a critical role at the early stage of the project by assisting in crafting design-build qualifications with strict energy performance requirements and LEED criteria.
In addition to organizing a charrette with the design-build team, innovative energy efficiency recommendations included a drainwater heat recovery system, solar hot water system and supporting the design of classrooms through daylight modeling services.
The facility is designed to use 46% less water and 36.5% less energy than a standard code compliant building.
Location: Bangor, Maine
Owner: Husson University
Architect: Winton Scott Architects
Area: 65,000 sf
Completion Date: 2012