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KVCC Sustainable Agriculture Lab Building Case Study

This first new building on KVCC’s Harold Alfond campus integrates experiential learning, sustainability, the farm-to-table movement and philanthropy. A model for future campus development, the building includes food processing and testing labs, general classrooms and a lecture hall. Adhering to a tight construction budget, the SMRT team achieved near NetZero performance by designing a tight building envelope, using energy modeling and coupling a 10,000 sf photovoltaic array to a ground-coupled geothermal system. Greens and blues, visible in striated chlorophyll, inform the color palette.

Project Highlights

Designed for NetZero
10,000 s.f. photovoltaic array
Ground-coupled geothermal system