Colorado College Tutt Library Renovation

Colorado Springs, CO

  • $45 million renovation for the largest academic library to receive net-zero construction, where building produces as much (or more) energy than it consumes
  • 51,038 sf renovation; 47,232 sf addition
  • Combined heat and power micro turbines
  • Extension of campus high temperature hot water and chilled water systems
  • LED lighting, daylighting
  • Occupancy controls
  • Snowmelt systems
  • Water source heat pumps with a geothermal bore field (80 wells, each 400 feet deep, by 5 ½” in diameter), variable refrigerant flow, variable air volume energy recovery ventilator
  • External “skin” to minimize heat gain or loss
  • A portion of building remained opened during construction
  • 115-kilowatt rooftop solar array; 400-kilowatt offsite solar array; 130-kilowatt combined heat and power system
  • Green rooftop garden
  • 2017 Innovation Award (National Association of College and University Business Officers)
  • AASHE Recognition (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education)