July 1, 2014
United States

University of California in Davis, Davis Health & Wellness Center

The University of California in Davis, USA has 6,996 m², and it was completed in 2010. The purpose is student health care, exam, treatment, education and office spaces, laboratory. The building has achieved LEED-NC Gold certification in 2012.

dl Student remedy (link here)

Article in the REHVA Journal by Steven Guttmann, Ted M. Tiffany and Nadia Sabeh. This article was published in High Performing Buildings, 2013. Reprinted by permission for Swegon Air Academy. This article may not be copied and distributed electronically or in paper form without written permission of ASHRAE. For more information about High Performing buildings, visit www.hpbmagazine.org.

The flexible design of the new three-story H&WC allows future expansion of programs such as employee health and sports medicine. Even with a window-to-wall ratio of 41.2%, the building envelope includes features that contribute to energy efficiency and, in the case of its green roof, add a unique design element among campus buildings. The chilled beams can be a crucial part of an energy-efficiency strategy for buildings with high ventilation requirements, effectively decoupling ventilation and zone conditioning. This type of plan allows for deep energy savings from reductions in reheat and fan energy use.

Images by Shun Trieu, Guttmann & Blaevoet, Bruce Demonte Photography (obtained from the article)