The International Pavilion is the events center for the Northern Arizona University International House, a community of domestic and international students living in Campus Heights. The space is a destination for international students throughout the university to have a place for feel like is their own, while being open to the entire NAU campus community. The International Pavilion also serves as an event destination for the NAU campus and the greater Flagstaff community.
We hope that the International Pavilion can serve as a space that celebrates the diversity of countries and cultures on Earth, and can form bonds that lead to greater global understanding.
The International Pavilion features multiple innovations in sustainable design that have allowed the building to achieve LEED Platinum status.
Ventilation systems Accordion Closed
Natural ventilation panels have been built into walls of the International Pavilion to allow air to enter the building, while gravity hoods have been built into the ceilings to circulate hot air out of the building. Large ceiling fans are present to circulate natural air throughout the building. In addition to this system, and air handler unit is used to distribute a small amount of heat, while an evaporative cooler is used to distribute a small amount of cooled air.
Solar use Accordion Closed
Solar panels (35 kilowatt) line the roof of the International Pavilion to generate power for the building. Solar tubes have been installed to act as a natural lighting source in multiple International Pavilion rooms. The solar tubes filter sunlight in order to reduce the amount of energy used for artificial lighting. Additionally, thermal windows use sunlight to warm the rooms of the International Pavilion.
Radiant heating Accordion Closed
Piping runs under all flooring and allows hot water to pump through to provide heated flooring. Visible manifolds have been installed into the walls of the International Pavilion’s auditorium to allow a full visual of the operating system for radiant heating.
Water use Accordion Closed
A roof draining system is used to fill a filtration pond that reuses and distributes rain water. Motion sensing water faucets enable the reduction of water waste, and there is low water use in toilets and sinks. These aspects combine to reduce the water use in the building by forty-two percent.
Energy use Accordion Closed
Motion lighting, solar lighting, and energy efficient light bulbs are used to reduce energy waste from leaving lights on. Spray foam insulation in the International Pavilion is used to keep heat in and the cold out, and vice versa. Windows in the International Pavilion are energy efficient with argon gas between window panes to keep the heat in and the cold out, and vice versa. These aspects combine to reduce the energy use in the building by fifty-four percent.
Recycled materials Accordion Closed
During construction, materials that were unused or a product of demolition were recycled into several categories (concrete, wood, steel, etc.).
The International Pavilion is an inclusive space that welcomes all NAU students, staff, and faculty, as well as university guests. In the spirit of inclusivity, the International Pavilion offers all gender restrooms and a lactation room.
For more information on how to access the lactation room in the International Pavilion, please contact the NAU Equity and Access Office.
Dylan Rust, Ed.D.
Director of International Student Retention and Inclusion