University of Maryland Baltimore County : Baltimore, MD
The first LEED project for the UMBC campus, the recently completed Design/Build Patapsco Hall addition houses 190 students in single, double and triple rooming arrangements. The main level provides student study and social spaces, a cafe lounge, and a green roof. The project scope also included the creation of a new courtyard, a new basketball court with tiered seating, and additional outdoor gathering areas.
The addition features a green roof research platform as a focus on sustainable design and construction. Supporting ongoing research efforts by UMBC faculty and students, the project features a green roof and an identically-sized control area, each with dedicated drainage systems and rainwater quantity and quality measurement devices. UMBC researchers plan to use the data generated by the system to document annual storm water retention by the green roof.
Storm water retention totals and storm hydrographs are displayed in real-time in the building lobby and the monitoring facility is available for educational tours.
Design-Builder: KBE Building Corporation