Health and Learning Center
The 272,000 square foot Health and Learning Center (HLC) integrates
recreation, health services, athletics, and academics in one central location to
engage students in holistic learning.
The HLC is home to:
- the Athletics offices
- Campus Health Services
- Campus Recreation Services
- Employee Assistance and Wellness
- a pharmacy
- locker rooms
- training spaces
- two floors of classrooms, a sustainability café
- lounge areas for studying, collaborating, and
Achieving LEED Gold
- Over 75 percent of construction material
waste was recycled, diverting this from local landfills.
- Air delivery systems and a building
"flush-out" removed all airborne particulates generated during
- Materials with recycled content of at
least 20 percent (total value of materials in the project) were used.
- 20 percent (by cost) of building
materials were extracted, harvested, recovered, and manufactured within 500
miles of Flagstaff.
- Use of various Low-Emitting Materials
including adhesives and sealants, paints and coatings, carpet, and wood and
Reduced building impact
- Highly-reflective roofing materials and
the use of vegetated spaces throughout the landscape minimize the heat island
- Low Volatile Organic Compound-emitting
materials used throughout the facility maximize the indoor air quality and
thereby the users' satisfaction and productivity.
- The building’s total carbon footprint was
reduced by 50 percent, meeting the objectives of the American Institute of Architects 2030 Challenge.
- Use of demand limited ventilation ensures
that occupied spaces will be properly ventilated while preserving energy within
the other spaces when they are not in use.
- High-performance building envelope
systems ensure that the facility is maximizing the use of exterior insulation
and minimizing thermal loss.
- 70 percent of the domestic hot water will
be provided by 102 solar panels on the building's roof. This renewable energy
source exceeds six percent of the total building energy usage.
- The air handling units’ economizer cycle
reduces energy consumption by utilizing outdoor air to temper the building as
outside conditions permit.
- Daylighting is maximized throughout all
public spaces to minimize artificial lighting requirements.
- High-efficiency light fixtures optimize
the lighting power density throughout the facility.
- Consolidation of five older, less
energy-efficient buildings into one high-performance building saves campus
energy and space.
- Enhanced commissioning all of building
systems ensures that each system is performing at the efficiency for which it
- Utilizing reclaimed water for landscape
irrigation and waste conveyance results in over 45 percent reduction in potable
- Using low-flow fixtures reduces the total
sewage discharge from the building and site.
- Water-efficient landscaping eliminates use
of potable water for this purpose.
A comprehensive Building Management
System (BMS) continually monitors and controls the performance of each building
system and provide feedback to achieve and maintain greater efficiency.