William S. Richardson School of Law-Community Legal Outreach Center
Construction of a new 9,100 square foot, 2-story precast concrete building consisting of classrooms, offices and meeting spaces, and connecting bridge to existing Law School. It provides space for the Law School’s existing community outreach programs and clinical programs.
LEED Gold Certification:
Credits awarded to the Law School to achieve Gold designation included: diversion of 86% of the on-site generated construction waste from the landfill; sourcing 48% of the materials from the region; access to public transportation; bicycle racks; a reflective white roof coating; double-pane tinted windows; low-flow water use features; high quality of indoor air and ventilation; use of non-toxic and low VOC paints and materials; occupant-controlled lighting and motion sensors; water-efficient landscaping and natural stormwater controls (bioswales); an overall “energy cost savings” of 31% from various features including 50 solar photovoltaic panels on the roof that generate about 17% of the building’s power needs.
Other “green” features of the building include a specialized skylight two stories overhead that fills the lobby with natural light; native plants landscaping surrounding the building; and soundproof interview rooms offering privacy to community members served by the Law School’s increasingly robust clinical program.