The University of California (UC) Riverside Glen Mor Housing, recipient of a recent 2015 Gold Nugget Merit Award, was highlighted in Green Building & Design Magazine last week as a prime example of how to meld design aesthetic and sustainable architecture in campus housing.
Impacts to energy usage, such as hot water and air conditioning systems, as well as implications of the arid climate of southern California, were taken into consideration when designing to achieve certified LEED-Gold status for the Glen Mor apartment complex.
Several strategies were used to address the sustainability goals, using both active and passive sustainable elements. Tunable facades and shading help shield from the sun, while still offering ample natural light throughout. A solar domestic hot water system offsets natural gas consumption significantly. The Glen Mor Housing can serve as a model for successful, sustainable campus development.
Read the full piece, "Sustainability for Students," here. To learn more about the project, click here.
Glen Mor 1 and Glen Mor 2 at University of California, Riverside are coordinated, complementary communities, serving upperclassmen and attracting transfer students to the campus. The campus residential...