FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science to Dedicate its Green Building
BOCA RATON, FL (November 3, 2010) – Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science will host its grand opening of its new facility on Friday, November 5 at 4 p.m. at FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road.
The 97,000-square-foot facility is the first, newly constructed academic building in southeast Florida to be designed and built to U.S. Green Building Council LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum level standards, the highest level in the Green Building Rating System.
The building will serve as a center of learning for FAU and its surrounding community, geared toward increasing the understanding of energy efficient technology while providing a model of sustainability. Unique characteristics of the building include a server room where waste heat is captured to control water temperatures for the chilled beam system; high-efficiency lighting systems partnered with solar hot water heating and a 54 KW photovoltaic array; highly reflective “cool roofs” which reduce solar heat gain to the building’s interior, reducing cooling requirements; and a roof garden that exhibits native plants irrigated with condensation from the air conditioning system.
About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.