Barnard College – The Diana Center

Location:New York, NY
Architect:Weiss/Manfredi Architects
Client:Barnard College

The Diana Center is a 96,000-square-foot multi-use building that establishes a new center for artistic,  social, and intellectual life at the college. Vidaris has performed energy modeling, LEED/green consulting and commissioning.

Sustainable features include green space provided to compose of 36 percent of the site area and a 2,800 square foot green roof which reduces heat island effect and stormwater runoff.  Water-use reduction totaled 30 percent through the use of efficient plumbing fixtures and paved surfaces with high Solar Reflectance Index values to reduce heat island effect.  During construction, waste recycling exceeded 75 percent and numerous recycled and regional materials were incorporated into the design.  Low-emitting paints, coatings, adhesives and sealants have been used and a Construction Indoor Air Quality plan was instituted during construction.

The project incorporates energy efficiency measures to exceed the requirements of the ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004, Appendix G, by approximately 14 percent.

Vidaris' consulting was cofounded by NYSERDA.

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