Design > Overview
195 Prospect Street between Sage Hall and Osborn Memorial Laboratories
- Demolition and construction waste was recycled.
- The building's 218-foot-long south wall maximizes solar heat gain in winter and natural lighting year-round.
- 100-kilowatt rooftop array of solar panels provides upwards of 24 percent of the building's electricity.
- Four panels of evacuated tubes filled with glycol on the south-facing wall provide the building with hot water.
- Geothermal energy system pulls 55-degree water from four quarter-mile-deep wells in Sachem's Wood.
- The building's narrow envelope (57 feet wide) allows for the penetration of natural light into interior spaces.
- Interior lighting responds to occupancy levels and outdoor light. Lights automatically turn off after several minutes in unoccupied spaces, and fluctuate in intensity depending on the amount of ambient light.
- Manually operable windows encourage natural ventilation
- Green construction materials including “thermally inactive” concrete and low-E glass and insulation, waterless urinals and low-impact paint.
- Recycled, recyclable, sustainably harvested or manufactured nontoxic materials.
- Half of the interior red oak paneling was harvested from Yale-Myers Forest. Wood certified by Forest Stewardship Council.
- Briar Hill sandstone used in façade was quarried within 500 miles of campus
- Rainwater harvesting system and cleansing pond
- Office space for more than 50 faculty and staff members
- Three Classrooms
- 175-seat Burke Auditorium
- Knobloch Environment Center
- Ordway Learning Center
Kroon Hall received the following recognition:
- Excellence in Design Award, Environmental Design + Construction Magazine
- Building of the Year, Architects’ Journal 100 Awards
- International Design Award, Royal Institute of British Architects
- Silver Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts Excellence Awards, Connecticut
- Judges Award for Innovation in Sustainability, American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts Excellence Awards, Connecticut
- Most Intriguing Green Building, Connecticut Green Building Council
- Top Ten Award, Committee on the Environment, American Institute of Architects
- Honor Award for Design Excellence, American Institute of Architects New England
- Design Award, American Institute of Architects Connecticut
- Citation for Integrated Design Process, Beyond Green High-Performance Building Awards, Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
- Tucker Design Award, Building Stone Institute
- Wood Design Citation Award, Wood Design & Building magazine
- Award of Merit for New Construction, Project Team Awards, Connecticut Building Congress
- Winner, Build Connecticut Award, Associated General Contractors of Connecticut
- Winner, Smart Environments Award, International Interior Design Association and Metropolis magazine
- Evergreen Award from Eco-Structure Magazine, winner in ECommercial New Construction
Centerbrook Architects and Planners
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection Engineers :
Architectural Lighting and
ARUP, Specialty Consultants
The Olin Studio
Civil Engineering and
Nitsch Engineering, Inc.
Haley and Aldrich
Façade Engineering /
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.
Materials Handling (Service Node):
SEA Consultants, Inc.
P.R. Sherman, Inc.
Faithful + Gould
Turner Construction Co., Inc.