SUNY Polytechnic ZEN Building Albany, NY Market: Higher Education Size: 363,000 sq. ft. Team Owner: SUNY Polytechnic Institute/Fuller Road Management Corp. (FRMC) User: SUNY Polytechnic Institute Colleges of Nanoscale Sciences & Engineering Architect: EYP Architecture & Engineering M/E Engineer: EYP Lighting Designer: EYP Structural Engineer: EYP Construction Manager: Whiting-Turner Contracting Landscape Designer/ Civil Engineer: CHA Companies
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ZEN BUILDING SUNY POLYTECHNIC’S NEW 363,000-GROSS-SQ.-FT. NET-ZERO READY ZERO ENERGY NANOTECHNOLOGY BUILDING PROVES THAT NET ZERO IS POSSIBLE IN LARGE, EVEN MIXED-USE FACILITIES.
Beneath its ultra-light ethylene tetrafluoroethylene roof system, the ZEN Building spurs formal and informal collaboration and social spaces, ultimately, creating a dynamic 10,000-grosssq.-ft. community hub within the confines of its signature atrium. Further setting the tone for the building, the light well harvests daylight to offset 70% of the building’s electrical consumption without adversely impacting building load. Text: Barbara HorwitzBennett Photos: David Sundberg, ESTO Photography
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