Husson University Living and Learning Center in Bangor, Maine. Larry Ayotte photo / Husson University

Husson University Living and Learning Center



This five-story living-learning facility on the Husson University campus includes five classrooms on the first floor and suite-style dorm room accommodations for 240 students. Acting as the owner’s sustainability representative and LEED consultant, Thornton Tomasetti played a critical role at the early stage of the project by assisting in crafting design-build qualifications with strict energy performance requirements and LEED criteria.

In addition to organizing a charrette with the design-build team, innovative energy efficiency recommendations included a drainwater heat recovery system, solar hot water system and supporting the design of classrooms through daylight modeling services.

The facility is designed to use 46% less water and 36.5% less energy than a standard code compliant building.

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