CERTIFIED LEED NC 2.2 SILVER
Durant Hall, originally designed by John Galen Howard and completed in 1911, is considered a major historic landmark and was the home of the Boalt Law School and part of the East Asian Library before it was converted into the administrative offices for the College of Letters and Sciences. The beautifully executed project demonstrates that building renovation can preserve the historic landmark’s architectural legacy and also reflect the campus commitment to resource conservation, accessibility, and green building practices.
Project sustainability features:
- 88% of the waste materials left over from construction were diverted from landfills and recycled – a total of 309.74 tons.
- The new mechanical and electrical systems exceed California's mandated energy efficiency standards by 17% and the campus received a $27,000 rebate from PG&E for its energy efficient design.
- 22% of the center's materials came from within 500 miles of campus.
- Paints, sealants and other indoor materials were selected because of their minimal "off-gassing" of indoor air pollutants, contributing to a healthy indoor environment.
- Portable water use was reduced by 40% through the use of dual flush toilets, low flow/automatic lavatory faucets and low flow urinals.
- 15% of the projects building materials used in the project were fabricated using recycled materials, including steel.
- 92% of the total wood based building materials harvested from forests certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as sustainable.
- The contractor followed a rigorous plan during construction process to assure a healthy work environment for the crews.
- Each building occupant has control over the thermal comfort, with individual controls over the windows and heating and cooling units.
Project Management: UC Berkeley Capital Projects
Campus Advocate: Central Campus
Architect: Mark Cavagnero Associates Architects
General Contractor: West Coast Contractor
For more information about this project, please contact: Judy Chess at email@example.com or at (510) 643-8689.