The previous Ames building was deconstructed (instead of demolition) - 90% of materials were sorted, separated, reused, or recycled instead of taken to landfills - This was one of the first buildings in the state of WI to be deconstructed Local and regional construction materials were used to reduce the use of fossil fuels in transportation
Exterior design and light colored roof reduces heat gain
South window overhang to shade summer sun and allow maximum winter daylight penetration
Building windows are made from low-E glass
Building Management Technology Integration
Card Swipe system on all doors allows for quick and easy management of credentials and increased security of equipment.
Event Management System (EMS) integrated with IRCO Geoffrey (security management system). Read our Case Study about how this works.
Hardware triggers from Geoffrey system to A/V systems to turn on/off equipment when building is open/closed.
Reuse / Sustainable Products
Some materials from the Ames building were transformed into artwork for the University Center
Furniture and equipment purchases with a low-impact focus
Sustainable flooring options were installed throughout the building, such as, natural bamboo wood flooring, natural slate tile flooring, and carpet squares made from recyclable materials