Macalester College students and faculty developed a building-specific vision statement of sustainable design for a new campus athletic facility.
Project goals presented for consideration and action by the Athletics & Recreation Steering Committee:
Achieve the highest quality building at the lowest lifecycle cost
Create a simple form with a dynamic design quality
Design for adaptability and flexibility - current and future uses
Use resource efficient systems and components that are easy to maintain
Inspire our community through buildings that teach sustainability
Create a healthy building to serve healthier people
The college retained Intep to employ an integrated planning approach to create ambitious guidelines that ensure sustainable design, construction and operation were implemented in the creation of a new college campus athletic facility. The framework was shaped by students, faculty, architects and Intep’s consultancy team.
Intep created a series of "Duty Books" to define Macalester College’s sustainability goals, list outcomes as originally designed and provide projections given Intep’s recommendations as they relate to the new facility.
6% reduction in overall building size;
14% reduction in energy use (MBtu/yr]
39% reduction in mechanical system size
Minimized winter heat loss & summer heat gain
Continuous exterior insulation & airtight building envelope
Highly efficient mechanical systems
Interior spaces lit via natural daylight where possible
Minimized water & electricity use
Healthy building materials & interior environment for optimal Indoor Air Quality
Robust site stormwater management plan
Deconstruction plan for existing buildings w. 20% reuse & 60% recycling benchmarks