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U.S. Air Force Academy – Center for Character & Leadership Development – MEP

For the design of the Center for Character & Leadership Development at the U.S. Air Force Academy, creating a highly sustainable facility was a key goal. Strategies such as radiant heating and cooling, displacement ventilation, and exhaust-air energy recovery will help substantially reduce energy consumption while maintaining an optimal indoor environment.

The careful selection of low-flow fixtures will reduce overall water consumption by 50 percent over a LEED® v2.2 baseline building. More than 75 percent of the interior spaces will have access to daylight. Compared to an ASHRAE 90.1-2004 Appendix G baseline building, the proposed design reduces energy consumption by 22 percent and provides a 37 percent savings on operational utility costs. The building has achieved LEED®-NC Gold certification.

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