FROM THE AIA:
Founded on the conviction that design can help address some of society’s most pressing challenges, the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at UC Berkeley is devoted to introducing sustainable design innovation at the core of university life. The project provides a new interdisciplinary hub for students and teachers from across the university who work at the intersection of design and technology. It is designed as both a collaborative, project-based educational space and a symbol to the region of the University’s commitment to sustainable innovation, modeling high-density / low-carbon living and learning by reducing energy use 90% below national baseline.
A compact, elegant building with a clear point of view. Sustainable measures are well integrated into a holistic, high-quality design. Modest, beautifully detailed; the building really fits the context of the university.
BY THE NUMBERS:
- Estimated percent of occupants using public transit, cycling or walking: 99%
- Daylighting at levels that allow lights to be off during daylight hours: 85%
- Lighting Power Density: 0.8watts/sf
- Views to the Outdoors: 85%
- Percent reduction of regulated potable water: 50%
- Total EUI predicted (kBtu/sf/yr): 29
- Net EUI predicted (kBtu/sf/yr): 12
- Percent reduction from National Median EUI for Building Type (predicted): 90%