Design > Overview

Location
195 Prospect Street between Sage Hall and Osborn Memorial Laboratories

LEED Rating
LEED Platinum

Sustainable features

  • 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
Interior Spaces

Plaza

Recognition

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

Team

Design Architect:
HA (USA)
www.hopkins.co.uk

Executive Architect:
Centerbrook Architects and Planners
www.centerbrook.com

Structural Engineers
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection Engineers :

ARUP
www.arup.com

Architectural Lighting and
Acoustical Design:

ARUP, Specialty Consultants

Sustainable Design:
atelier ten
www.atelierten.com

Landscape Architect:
The Olin Studio
www.theolinstudio.com

Civil Engineering and
Stormwater Management:

Nitsch Engineering, Inc.
www.nitscheng.com

Geothermal Engineers:
Haley and Aldrich
www.haleyaldrich.com

Façade Engineering /
Thermal Performance
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.

Materials Handling (Service Node):
SEA Consultants, Inc.
www.seacon.com

Code Consultant:
P.R. Sherman, Inc.

Specifications Consultant:
Kalin Associates

Elevator Consultant:
VDA

Cost Estimator:
Faithful + Gould

Construction Manager:
Turner Construction Co., Inc.
www.tcco.com