Kennebec Valley Community College Sustainable Agriculture Lab Building

Kennebec Valley Community College Sustainable Agriculture Lab Building

This new 18,000-square-foot building on Kennebec Valley Community College’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-square-foot photovoltaic array to a ground-coupled geothermal system.

Greens and blues, visible in striated chlorophyll as found in nature, informed the color palette.

Client
Kennebec Valley Community College
Location
Fairfield, ME
Square Feet
18,000
Completion Date
2015