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)

Colorado College Tutt Library Renovation
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