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.