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Because available space for renewable solar photovoltaic systems was limited, the net zero energy goal presented a significant challenge for the design team. The building is designed to operate at an estimated 19.5 kBtu/sf/yr, a nearly 80 percent reduction compared to traditionally designed office spaces. Its energy is provided by photovoltaic arrays and a vertical axis wind turbine, together capable of producing up to 140,000 kWh/yr.
A 1,700-gallon underground cistern stores rainwater for irrigation at the CSL, as well as backup water for the sanitary reuse system. An 80,000-gallon underground modular rainwater harvesting tank captures additional site stormwater runoff. Harvesting some of the estimated 2.7 million gallons of rainwater that will fall on the CSL site annually will significantly reduce the burden on the city’s stormwater management system and the entire Phipps campus’s need to pull potable water.
The lagoon, along with the boardwalk and fountain, create a tranquil setting for relaxing and enjoying the surrounding wildlife. Follow meandering paths through one of the world’s greenest manmade landscapes and explore the first project ever to receive Four Stars Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) certification.
The CSL was designed to achieve net-zero energy status on an annual basis, meaning that, over the course of a year, it is expected to produce more energy than it consumes.
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40,203 watts of solar energy saved
32,439 volts of electricity saved
104,293 gallons of water saved