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University of Wyoming Visual Arts Facility – Laramie, Wyoming

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Building: University of Wyoming Visual Arts Facility
Location: Laramie, Wyoming
Architect: Hacker
Stuctural Engineer: Martin/Martin Wyoming
Associate Architect: Malone Belton Able PC
Contractor: GE Johnson
Size: 77,484 sf
Completion: January, 2012
Cost: $ 27 Million

AE Interest: LEED Platinum Certification [a]; Evaporative cooling instead of relying on a chilled water system; Solar thermal evacuated tubes provide heating energy for the building [b]; Outlet timers; Natural lighting and daylight sensors; “Demand Control Ventilation” which only ventilates laboratory studios when necessary; Heat recovery units capture heat from exhaust air and recycle it for heating;
[a, b]

Written by Oscar Fernandez

November 30, 2017 at 1:29 pm

Posted in Built

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