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LEED-like Building: Rhodes College and Barret Library. C. Ekstrom ACS Summit 2/11/05. Paul Barret Jr. Library started 2/03 - completed 8/05. Planning Principles . Reinforcing, invigorating, and transforming the physical center of the campus to be the intellectual heart of Rhodes.

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planning principles
Planning Principles
  • Reinforcing, invigorating, and transforming the physical center of the campus to be the intellectual heart of Rhodes.
  • Encouraging student and faculty interaction through building space design.
  • Enhancing the pedestrian experience by removing asphalt and parking from the inner campus.
  • Enriching the architectural experience by honoring our historic commitment to gothic design, Oxonian quadrangles, enhanced landscape and open space.
  • Designing a building flexible enough to meet the needs of future generations of students, capable of adapting readily to rapid changes in technology, the ways students learn and pedagogy.
  • Sustaining a building for the ages by the selection of environmentally sensitive building materials and construction practices thereby promoting efficiency in energy, resource use and maintenance.
sustainable practices officer
Sustainable Practices Officer
  • Brian Foshee, Facilities Fellow 2003
  • Position established by the Rhodes Planning Cooperative.
  • Joined the U.S. Green Building Council
  • Worked with Council to develop Energy and Environmental standards
  • Frequent tours
duties of sustainable practices officer
Duties of Sustainable Practices Officer
  • Meet architects and contractors at every meeting to champion sustainability issues.
  • Negotiate the implementation of sustainable construction practices & environmental sensitive material.
  • Communicator
  • Collaborate with RPC to resolve conflicts sustainable practices vs costs
  • Reuse of excavated fill for landscaping and backfill
  • Erosion & sedimentation control plan
  • Attempt to use wood from cleared trees
  • Minimal site disturbance
  • Abundant windows
  • Automatic sensors for lighting
  • High efficiency light fixtures
  • Minimum exterior lighting
  • Barret's apse ceiling will be painted to represent the arrangement of stars on the first day of Rhodes' first year, in January 1849, when the Lynx constellation ruled the sky.
  • Computer modeling for maximum efficiency of HVAC
  • Electronic monitoring to provide optimal energy and water utilization
  • Electronic monitoring for temperature and humidity
  • Location of water heaters close to use areas
  • High efficiency irrigation technology
  • High efficiency toilet room fixtures
  • Net reduction in storm water runoff due to increased green space
  • Systems do not use HCFCs or Halon
  • Enhance indoor air quality through ventilation system design
  • Use of low VOC in carpets & paints
  • C02 monitoring in return air ducts
  • UV light source in each air handler
building supplies
Building Supplies
  • Recycled products:
    • cork floors
    • carpeting has some recycled fiber
  • Stone flooring in parts
  • Exterior stone from nearby source – Arkansas quarry (325 million years old)