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SCHOOL OF FORESTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, YALE UNIVERSITY, NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT

UK ARCHITECTURE - SUSTAINABILITY - HOPKINS ARCHITECTS

The new faculty building transforms a derelict courtyard, hiding delivery vehicles beneath a raised courtyard, and provides two new green spaces for the campus. Energy demand is kept to a minimum through an exposed-concrete structure and a low-velocity air-displacement system.

The facades remain sealed in the cold winter and humid summer months, but are opened up in the particularly benign mid-seasons. The interior is fitted out with timber grown in Yale's own managed forests and the external walls are made of a local sandstone. Ground-source heat pumps, photovoltaics on the south face of the roof and an off-site wind farm contribute to making the building carbon neutral.

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