Kent State University (KSU) Stark Campus’s new science and nursing building expands opportunities for teaching and student research, along with study and collaboration.
Each discipline gains its own lab space. The new building features biology, physics, geology, and nursing simulation labs. It incorporates abundant glass, both to let in plenty of light and to let students see what others are working on.
In the adjacent Main Hall East Wing, KSU also converted existing biology labs for the chemistry program.
Sustainable design earns the Science and Nursing Building LEED Gold certification. It provides a projected 32.7% energy consumption savings.
Classrooms and labs, for example, have energy-efficient lighting integrated with vacancy sensing and daylight harvesting equipment. High-efficiency HVAC equipment conditions the building while reducing energy use.
Other sustainable design features include a green roof, bioretention, and a rain garden.
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