The presentations focused on how the teams were able to design a zero net energy (ZNE) science and health education building located in a cold-climate region. Over the course of the year, the Sbrega Building will consume as much power as is produced on site. As unique as this achievement is, what was perhaps as notable is that it was designed without increasing the budget, demonstrating, importantly, that ZNE can be achieved without added cost.
While at the I2SL conference, Jack Sbrega, the president of Bristol Community College, and the design teams accepted a Go Beyond Award for the project. Given by I2SL each year, the awards celebrate each year a select few projects that make significant steps in advancing sustainability.
BCC president Jack Sbrega, Jacob Knowles (BR+A), and Nathan Butt (Sasaki) accept the 2016 Go Beyond Award.
"The true success found in the design of the Sbrega Building and its recent 'Go Beyond Award' relates to the engagement and participation of the full campus community in extending Bristol's vision of a sustainable campus," said Fiske Crowell, FAIA, LEED AP. "This project was not just about a new building, but rather about how a building can help represent and champion the culture of an institution that has made sustainability a top priority."
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The John J. Sbrega Health and Science Building is as a shared resource occupied by multiple disciplines within the Sciences and Health Professions disciplines at Bristol Community College. The facility...