|Building Design Wins
Award for Being 'Green'
The energy-efficient, environmentally
sustainable project received a Best Practices Award for Overall
October 13, 2005
It’s not yet completed, but the
new Fullerton Arboretum Visitor Center has already won an
award for its “green” design. The energy-efficient,
environmentally sustainable project received a Best Practices
Award for Overall Sustainable Design during the 4th annual
UC/CSU Sustainability Conference at UC Santa Cruz held over
Michael C. Smith, director of design and construction,
presented the project at the conference, which highlighted
and shared best practices from UC and CSU campuses in many
areas of greening campus operations.
Among the features of the new visitor center
— which is the first specifically designed green building
at Cal State Fullerton — are natural ventilation and
light; low-flow faucets and low-volume toilets; lighting with
multilevel switching and motion sensors; and utilizing recycled
materials for steel, exterior siding, insulation and flooring.
According to Smith, the project was designed
to meet the level of a silver rating in accordance with the
criteria of the U.S. Green Building Council LEED (Leadership
in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system.
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Model of the new Fullerton Arboretum Visitor Center