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High-efficiency building bloopers revealed through occupant studies

By Erik Gomez, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

air vent with cover over itPULLMAN, Wash. – Many researchers know that new high-efficiency buildings don’t typically get used as intended. The numbers don’t add up, and occupants can easily waste energy if they do not understand how to use the building. » More …

PACCAR Environmental Technology Building dedicated

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PACCAR building 72pxPULLMAN, Wash. – Building tours, a reception and music from the WSU Cougar Marching Band were part of the dedication of the new PACCAR Environmental Technology Building at Washington State University on Thursday, May 5. WSU Regents, industry supporters, students, faculty and staff attended. » More …

Olympia Avenue dormitory welcomes students

 

                                                                               

 

While construction workers focus on the finishing touches, students are carrying bags and suitcases into the new Olympia Avenue student housing facility – WSU’s first green dormitory.

 

The first student housing facility constructed on the WSU Pullman campus since 1972 will set a new standard of quality for residential life, offering flexibility to adapt to students’ changing needs while reflecting the University’s values in sustainability and our commitment to enhancing the student experience.

 

This project is anticipating a LEED™ Silver rating while maintaining WSU’s distinctive materials palette. Several innovative “green” strategies are incorporated including geothermal heating and cooling, natural … » More …

Environment friendly dorm available Aug. 2009

A computer generated model of the Olympia Ave

student housing facility project. (Photo by Louise

Sweeney)

Construction of WSU’s newest student housing facility is growing visibly in stature as the superstructure and a crane can be seen on the horizon from Stadium Way.

 

A facility on the WSU Pullman campus is slated to be complete in August 2009. The hall on Olympia Avenue will house approximately 230 residents. It is the first student housing facility constructed on the Pullman campus since 1972.

 

The facility is anticipating a LEED Silver rating and will offer several … » More …