HWS Performing Arts Initiative:

A Sustainable Building Design


This project was based on the idea of ‘demonstrating leadership, innovation, and environmental stewardship’ when designing the Performing Arts Center.  The Performing Arts Center will exhibit a higher level of environmental awareness through sustainable designs.  These innovations promote the conservation of water, reduction of energy consumption, use of sustainable building materials, and the offsetting of energy emissions through renewable energy credits.  Hobart and William Smith’s Climate Action Plan has specified that these practices will be used in order to reach a minimum of a LEED Silver accreditation.  The main goals of reaching this standard are to display Hobart and William Smith’s commitment to sustainable practices and to educate the campus and community about environmental awareness. 

Green RoofLandscaping.html
Rain CollectionWater_Use.html
Solar ShadesLighting.html
High Efficiency Heating and CoolingHeating_and_Cooling.html