Omni awarded Phase 2 of BCTC Newtown Campus

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Omni Architects has been awarded the design contract for the construction of Phase 2 of the Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Newtown Campus

in Lexington, Kentucky. The new building is anticipated to include 112,000 GSF of general education, allied health, and technical instruction space, as well as administrative and support spaces.

UofL Student Rec Center receives LEED Gold Certification

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The recently completed UofL Student Recreation Center has received LEED GOLD certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC),

resulting in the highest level of LEED certification on the University of Louisville Belknap Campus. Designed by Omni Architects, Cannon Design, CMTA Engineers, and Carman Landscape Architects, the facility incorporates the highest levels of sustainable design practices. The project site was selected near student dormitories to support the campus goals of providing a range of mobility options that support cycling, provides dedicated energy efficient vehicle and carpool parking on site, and expands enhanced bus and walking access. The facility further follows sustainable initiatives in its use of renewable materials, improved indoor air quality, rainwater harvesting, solar thermal water heating, and reduced water consumption. In addition, innovation credits have been achieved through the implementation of an interactive digital dashboard to serve as a teaching tool for students and building occupants by allowing real time monitoring of energy consumption rates and other sustainable initiatives.

The building materials incorporated include high R-Value smooth and striated metal insulated wall panels with interlocking sealed joints. These “sandwich” type metal panels include a silver metallic color for added exterior performance characteristics (both life-span and solar reflectance) and provide an impressive thermal and moisture performance systems while boosting the building’s overall energy efficiency. Other regional materials were utilized, such as the exterior brick, which reduced the energy utilized in the transportation costs of delivery. Rigid insulation was utilized over the entire roof surface allowing for an average of R-30. Low-Emissivity Solar Ban 60 glazing with a ceramic fritted pattern was incorporated on the West and South facing elevations to reduce solar heat gain within the building. To reduce heat island effect (the tendency for urban areas to maintain higher temperatures than rural) a cool-white SBS Modified Bituminous roofing system was utilized to minimize the impacts on adjacent microclimates while simultaneously reducing heat gain within the building.

The University of Louisville is committed to integrating sustainability into every facet of campus life, from how facilities are designed and managed, to what is taught in the classrooms and research labs. The vision of the University of Louisville is to create a university that is itself an example of sustainability with a campus community that leads by example, and educates not only by what they say, but more importantly, by what they do. The new Student Recreation Center is a prime example of this vision.

Omni Architects | Perkins+Will awarded UK Student Center Expansion/Renovation

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The design team of Omni Architects and the Atlanta office of Perkins + Will has been awarded the expansion and renovation of the University of Kentucky Student Center.

Originally constructed in 1938 and expanded in 1963 and 1982, the Student Center is again experiencing a space crunch and no longer able to fully meet the needs of students, faculty, staff and other constituents.  The Student Center, which has been celebrating its 75th anniversary, hosts nearly 2 million visitors a year. Its renovation and expansion is part of an overall plan to enhance student life across campus a plan that is further necessitated by an ambitious housing revitalization.  Among the improvements planned for the Student Center are updated student activity and study spaces; dining and retail operations; parking; bookstore and other amenities in support of student success.

NKU Student Union featured on WCPO Cincinnati

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WCPO look closer at this beautifully designed building and talks with Omni design principal Michael Jacobs.

Read more here. By popular vote, the NKU Student Union was recently voted the favorite building on a Kentucky campus.

NKU Student Union Voted one of Top Ten buildings in Kentucky

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The Northern Kentucky University Student Union has been voted one of the top ten most popular buildings in Kentucky

in a contest sponsored by AIA Kentucky, Kentucky Educational Television (KET), and their partners. In celebration of AIA Kentucky's 50th anniversary, the organizations joined to celebrate and recognize Kentucky Architecture that has influenced the way Kentuckians live, work, and play.

To generate awareness of how a building can impact an individual and/or a community, Kentuckians were invited to nominate significant, memorable and functional buildings of all sizes and styles online. Public Nominations closed June 15, 2013 with over 170 buildings nominated. An AIA Selection Committee identified the 50 finalists for the most popular buildings, which included two projects designed by Omni Architects: the NKU Student Union and the University of Kentucky’s University Health Service building.
See all of the 50 finalists here.

The Best Kentucky Buildings winners (in order):
1. St. Mary's Catherdral Basilica *  (David Davis & Leon Coquard Architects)
2. The Ascent at Roebling's Bridge (Studio Daniel Libeskind)
3. The Louisville Palace Theater* (John Eberson)
4. Jacobs Hall Museum *
5. Old State Capitol * (Gideon Shryock, Architect)
6. NKU Student Union (By Omni Architects)
7. Twin Spires of Churchill Downs*  
8. Federal Hill (My Old Kentucky Home) *
9. Calumet Farm *
10. Jesse R. Zeigler House (Frank Lloyd Wight) *

*Denotes Historic Landmark designation by the National Register of Historic Places

The winners were announced November 21 in Louisville at a special event attended by nominees, owners and architects of the nominated buildings, as well as the general public.
(View video)

“We have always appreciated the recognition that our  NKU Student Union has received from our peers. We think the design will stand the test of time”, said Michael Jacobs, vice president of Omni.  

Considering the competition, Jacobs was pleasantly surprised by the results of the contest. “Imagine our surprise to see this project come in at Number 6 out of 50 in a statewide public opinion poll, considering the project is held up among designs by architects Daniel Libeskind, Frank Lloyd Wright, Fay Jones, Mies van der Rohe, and Gideon Shyrock. Eight on the Top 10 List are projects on the National Register of Historic Places. Yes, this is a public honor indeed. Thanks Kentucky.”

UofL Student Rec Center Opens

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University of Louisville officials and students cut the ribbon October 18 on the 128,000 square foot Student Recreation Center.

The $37.5 million facility - designed by Cannon Design in collaboration with Omni Architects - includes a 14,000 square foot exercise and weight facility with more than 85 pieces of cardio equipment and 22 treadmills; six basketball courts; a multi-activity court for indoor soccer and floor hockey; racquetball courts; aerobics studios; and facilities for fitness evaluations. A 1/10-mile walking and jogging track will overlook the weight room.

Other features include a second weight and cardio facility; a lighted, artificial turf field for recreational use and physical education classes; an indoor golf simulator; classrooms and a gaming area featuring video stations.

The first UofL building to be heated and cooled with geothermal energy, the center is expected to earn gold certification through the USGBC's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

Watch the Dedication video, or learn more about the new Student Recreation Center.

UK Markey Cancer Center designated as National Cancer Center

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The recently completed UofL Student Recreation Center has received LEED GOLD certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC),

resulting in the highest level of LEED certification on the University of Louisville Belknap Campus. Designed by Omni Architects, Cannon Design, CMTA Engineers, and Carman Landscape Architects, the facility incorporates the highest levels of sustainable design practices. The project site was selected near student dormitories to support the campus goals of providing a range of mobility options that support cycling, provides dedicated energy efficient vehicle and carpool parking on site, and expands enhanced bus and walking access. The facility further follows sustainable initiatives in its use of renewable materials, improved indoor air quality, rainwater harvesting, solar thermal water heating, and reduced water consumption. In addition, innovation credits have been achieved through the implementation of an interactive digital dashboard to serve as a teaching tool for students and building occupants by allowing real time monitoring of energy consumption rates and other sustainable initiatives.

The building materials incorporated include high R-Value smooth and striated metal insulated wall panels with interlocking sealed joints. These “sandwich” type metal panels include a silver metallic color for added exterior performance characteristics (both life-span and solar reflectance) and provide an impressive thermal and moisture performance systems while boosting the building’s overall energy efficiency. Other regional materials were utilized, such as the exterior brick, which reduced the energy utilized in the transportation costs of delivery. Rigid insulation was utilized over the entire roof surface allowing for an average of R-30. Low-Emissivity Solar Ban 60 glazing with a ceramic fritted pattern was incorporated on the West and South facing elevations to reduce solar heat gain within the building. To reduce heat island effect (the tendency for urban areas to maintain higher temperatures than rural) a cool-white SBS Modified Bituminous roofing system was utilized to minimize the impacts on adjacent microclimates while simultaneously reducing heat gain within the building.

The University of Louisville is committed to integrating sustainability into every facet of campus life, from how facilities are designed and managed, to what is taught in the classrooms and research labs. The vision of the University of Louisville is to create a university that is itself an example of sustainability with a campus community that leads by example, and educates not only by what they say, but more importantly, by what they do. The new Student Recreation Center is a prime example of this vision.

Cleaning The Kentucky River Begins Up On The Roof

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The recently completed UofL Student Recreation Center has received LEED GOLD certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC),

resulting in the highest level of LEED certification on the University of Louisville Belknap Campus. Designed by Omni Architects, Cannon Design, CMTA Engineers, and Carman Landscape Architects, the facility incorporates the highest levels of sustainable design practices. The project site was selected near student dormitories to support the campus goals of providing a range of mobility options that support cycling, provides dedicated energy efficient vehicle and carpool parking on site, and expands enhanced bus and walking access. The facility further follows sustainable initiatives in its use of renewable materials, improved indoor air quality, rainwater harvesting, solar thermal water heating, and reduced water consumption. In addition, innovation credits have been achieved through the implementation of an interactive digital dashboard to serve as a teaching tool for students and building occupants by allowing real time monitoring of energy consumption rates and other sustainable initiatives.

The building materials incorporated include high R-Value smooth and striated metal insulated wall panels with interlocking sealed joints. These “sandwich” type metal panels include a silver metallic color for added exterior performance characteristics (both life-span and solar reflectance) and provide an impressive thermal and moisture performance systems while boosting the building’s overall energy efficiency. Other regional materials were utilized, such as the exterior brick, which reduced the energy utilized in the transportation costs of delivery. Rigid insulation was utilized over the entire roof surface allowing for an average of R-30. Low-Emissivity Solar Ban 60 glazing with a ceramic fritted pattern was incorporated on the West and South facing elevations to reduce solar heat gain within the building. To reduce heat island effect (the tendency for urban areas to maintain higher temperatures than rural) a cool-white SBS Modified Bituminous roofing system was utilized to minimize the impacts on adjacent microclimates while simultaneously reducing heat gain within the building.

The University of Louisville is committed to integrating sustainability into every facet of campus life, from how facilities are designed and managed, to what is taught in the classrooms and research labs. The vision of the University of Louisville is to create a university that is itself an example of sustainability with a campus community that leads by example, and educates not only by what they say, but more importantly, by what they do. The new Student Recreation Center is a prime example of this vision.

EKU New Science Building featured in University Building magazine

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The recently completed UofL Student Recreation Center has received LEED GOLD certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC),

resulting in the highest level of LEED certification on the University of Louisville Belknap Campus. Designed by Omni Architects, Cannon Design, CMTA Engineers, and Carman Landscape Architects, the facility incorporates the highest levels of sustainable design practices. The project site was selected near student dormitories to support the campus goals of providing a range of mobility options that support cycling, provides dedicated energy efficient vehicle and carpool parking on site, and expands enhanced bus and walking access. The facility further follows sustainable initiatives in its use of renewable materials, improved indoor air quality, rainwater harvesting, solar thermal water heating, and reduced water consumption. In addition, innovation credits have been achieved through the implementation of an interactive digital dashboard to serve as a teaching tool for students and building occupants by allowing real time monitoring of energy consumption rates and other sustainable initiatives.

The building materials incorporated include high R-Value smooth and striated metal insulated wall panels with interlocking sealed joints. These “sandwich” type metal panels include a silver metallic color for added exterior performance characteristics (both life-span and solar reflectance) and provide an impressive thermal and moisture performance systems while boosting the building’s overall energy efficiency. Other regional materials were utilized, such as the exterior brick, which reduced the energy utilized in the transportation costs of delivery. Rigid insulation was utilized over the entire roof surface allowing for an average of R-30. Low-Emissivity Solar Ban 60 glazing with a ceramic fritted pattern was incorporated on the West and South facing elevations to reduce solar heat gain within the building. To reduce heat island effect (the tendency for urban areas to maintain higher temperatures than rural) a cool-white SBS Modified Bituminous roofing system was utilized to minimize the impacts on adjacent microclimates while simultaneously reducing heat gain within the building.

The University of Louisville is committed to integrating sustainability into every facet of campus life, from how facilities are designed and managed, to what is taught in the classrooms and research labs. The vision of the University of Louisville is to create a university that is itself an example of sustainability with a campus community that leads by example, and educates not only by what they say, but more importantly, by what they do. The new Student Recreation Center is a prime example of this vision.

Inside/Outside presents concept for Town Branch

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The recently completed UofL Student Recreation Center has received LEED GOLD certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC),

resulting in the highest level of LEED certification on the University of Louisville Belknap Campus. Designed by Omni Architects, Cannon Design, CMTA Engineers, and Carman Landscape Architects, the facility incorporates the highest levels of sustainable design practices. The project site was selected near student dormitories to support the campus goals of providing a range of mobility options that support cycling, provides dedicated energy efficient vehicle and carpool parking on site, and expands enhanced bus and walking access. The facility further follows sustainable initiatives in its use of renewable materials, improved indoor air quality, rainwater harvesting, solar thermal water heating, and reduced water consumption. In addition, innovation credits have been achieved through the implementation of an interactive digital dashboard to serve as a teaching tool for students and building occupants by allowing real time monitoring of energy consumption rates and other sustainable initiatives.

The building materials incorporated include high R-Value smooth and striated metal insulated wall panels with interlocking sealed joints. These “sandwich” type metal panels include a silver metallic color for added exterior performance characteristics (both life-span and solar reflectance) and provide an impressive thermal and moisture performance systems while boosting the building’s overall energy efficiency. Other regional materials were utilized, such as the exterior brick, which reduced the energy utilized in the transportation costs of delivery. Rigid insulation was utilized over the entire roof surface allowing for an average of R-30. Low-Emissivity Solar Ban 60 glazing with a ceramic fritted pattern was incorporated on the West and South facing elevations to reduce solar heat gain within the building. To reduce heat island effect (the tendency for urban areas to maintain higher temperatures than rural) a cool-white SBS Modified Bituminous roofing system was utilized to minimize the impacts on adjacent microclimates while simultaneously reducing heat gain within the building.

The University of Louisville is committed to integrating sustainability into every facet of campus life, from how facilities are designed and managed, to what is taught in the classrooms and research labs. The vision of the University of Louisville is to create a university that is itself an example of sustainability with a campus community that leads by example, and educates not only by what they say, but more importantly, by what they do. The new Student Recreation Center is a prime example of this vision.

Topping Out ceremony held for UofL SRC

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The recently completed UofL Student Recreation Center has received LEED GOLD certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC),

resulting in the highest level of LEED certification on the University of Louisville Belknap Campus. Designed by Omni Architects, Cannon Design, CMTA Engineers, and Carman Landscape Architects, the facility incorporates the highest levels of sustainable design practices. The project site was selected near student dormitories to support the campus goals of providing a range of mobility options that support cycling, provides dedicated energy efficient vehicle and carpool parking on site, and expands enhanced bus and walking access. The facility further follows sustainable initiatives in its use of renewable materials, improved indoor air quality, rainwater harvesting, solar thermal water heating, and reduced water consumption. In addition, innovation credits have been achieved through the implementation of an interactive digital dashboard to serve as a teaching tool for students and building occupants by allowing real time monitoring of energy consumption rates and other sustainable initiatives.

The building materials incorporated include high R-Value smooth and striated metal insulated wall panels with interlocking sealed joints. These “sandwich” type metal panels include a silver metallic color for added exterior performance characteristics (both life-span and solar reflectance) and provide an impressive thermal and moisture performance systems while boosting the building’s overall energy efficiency. Other regional materials were utilized, such as the exterior brick, which reduced the energy utilized in the transportation costs of delivery. Rigid insulation was utilized over the entire roof surface allowing for an average of R-30. Low-Emissivity Solar Ban 60 glazing with a ceramic fritted pattern was incorporated on the West and South facing elevations to reduce solar heat gain within the building. To reduce heat island effect (the tendency for urban areas to maintain higher temperatures than rural) a cool-white SBS Modified Bituminous roofing system was utilized to minimize the impacts on adjacent microclimates while simultaneously reducing heat gain within the building.

The University of Louisville is committed to integrating sustainability into every facet of campus life, from how facilities are designed and managed, to what is taught in the classrooms and research labs. The vision of the University of Louisville is to create a university that is itself an example of sustainability with a campus community that leads by example, and educates not only by what they say, but more importantly, by what they do. The new Student Recreation Center is a prime example of this vision.

Maysville CTC Licking Valley Campus Opens New Wing

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The recently completed UofL Student Recreation Center has received LEED GOLD certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC),

resulting in the highest level of LEED certification on the University of Louisville Belknap Campus. Designed by Omni Architects, Cannon Design, CMTA Engineers, and Carman Landscape Architects, the facility incorporates the highest levels of sustainable design practices. The project site was selected near student dormitories to support the campus goals of providing a range of mobility options that support cycling, provides dedicated energy efficient vehicle and carpool parking on site, and expands enhanced bus and walking access. The facility further follows sustainable initiatives in its use of renewable materials, improved indoor air quality, rainwater harvesting, solar thermal water heating, and reduced water consumption. In addition, innovation credits have been achieved through the implementation of an interactive digital dashboard to serve as a teaching tool for students and building occupants by allowing real time monitoring of energy consumption rates and other sustainable initiatives.

The building materials incorporated include high R-Value smooth and striated metal insulated wall panels with interlocking sealed joints. These “sandwich” type metal panels include a silver metallic color for added exterior performance characteristics (both life-span and solar reflectance) and provide an impressive thermal and moisture performance systems while boosting the building’s overall energy efficiency. Other regional materials were utilized, such as the exterior brick, which reduced the energy utilized in the transportation costs of delivery. Rigid insulation was utilized over the entire roof surface allowing for an average of R-30. Low-Emissivity Solar Ban 60 glazing with a ceramic fritted pattern was incorporated on the West and South facing elevations to reduce solar heat gain within the building. To reduce heat island effect (the tendency for urban areas to maintain higher temperatures than rural) a cool-white SBS Modified Bituminous roofing system was utilized to minimize the impacts on adjacent microclimates while simultaneously reducing heat gain within the building.

The University of Louisville is committed to integrating sustainability into every facet of campus life, from how facilities are designed and managed, to what is taught in the classrooms and research labs. The vision of the University of Louisville is to create a university that is itself an example of sustainability with a campus community that leads by example, and educates not only by what they say, but more importantly, by what they do. The new Student Recreation Center is a prime example of this vision.

UofL's new Rec Center to enhance student experience

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The recently completed UofL Student Recreation Center has received LEED GOLD certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC),

resulting in the highest level of LEED certification on the University of Louisville Belknap Campus. Designed by Omni Architects, Cannon Design, CMTA Engineers, and Carman Landscape Architects, the facility incorporates the highest levels of sustainable design practices. The project site was selected near student dormitories to support the campus goals of providing a range of mobility options that support cycling, provides dedicated energy efficient vehicle and carpool parking on site, and expands enhanced bus and walking access. The facility further follows sustainable initiatives in its use of renewable materials, improved indoor air quality, rainwater harvesting, solar thermal water heating, and reduced water consumption. In addition, innovation credits have been achieved through the implementation of an interactive digital dashboard to serve as a teaching tool for students and building occupants by allowing real time monitoring of energy consumption rates and other sustainable initiatives.

The building materials incorporated include high R-Value smooth and striated metal insulated wall panels with interlocking sealed joints. These “sandwich” type metal panels include a silver metallic color for added exterior performance characteristics (both life-span and solar reflectance) and provide an impressive thermal and moisture performance systems while boosting the building’s overall energy efficiency. Other regional materials were utilized, such as the exterior brick, which reduced the energy utilized in the transportation costs of delivery. Rigid insulation was utilized over the entire roof surface allowing for an average of R-30. Low-Emissivity Solar Ban 60 glazing with a ceramic fritted pattern was incorporated on the West and South facing elevations to reduce solar heat gain within the building. To reduce heat island effect (the tendency for urban areas to maintain higher temperatures than rural) a cool-white SBS Modified Bituminous roofing system was utilized to minimize the impacts on adjacent microclimates while simultaneously reducing heat gain within the building.

The University of Louisville is committed to integrating sustainability into every facet of campus life, from how facilities are designed and managed, to what is taught in the classrooms and research labs. The vision of the University of Louisville is to create a university that is itself an example of sustainability with a campus community that leads by example, and educates not only by what they say, but more importantly, by what they do. The new Student Recreation Center is a prime example of this vision.

Jacobs home featured in national publication

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The recently completed UofL Student Recreation Center has received LEED GOLD certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC),

resulting in the highest level of LEED certification on the University of Louisville Belknap Campus. Designed by Omni Architects, Cannon Design, CMTA Engineers, and Carman Landscape Architects, the facility incorporates the highest levels of sustainable design practices. The project site was selected near student dormitories to support the campus goals of providing a range of mobility options that support cycling, provides dedicated energy efficient vehicle and carpool parking on site, and expands enhanced bus and walking access. The facility further follows sustainable initiatives in its use of renewable materials, improved indoor air quality, rainwater harvesting, solar thermal water heating, and reduced water consumption. In addition, innovation credits have been achieved through the implementation of an interactive digital dashboard to serve as a teaching tool for students and building occupants by allowing real time monitoring of energy consumption rates and other sustainable initiatives.

The building materials incorporated include high R-Value smooth and striated metal insulated wall panels with interlocking sealed joints. These “sandwich” type metal panels include a silver metallic color for added exterior performance characteristics (both life-span and solar reflectance) and provide an impressive thermal and moisture performance systems while boosting the building’s overall energy efficiency. Other regional materials were utilized, such as the exterior brick, which reduced the energy utilized in the transportation costs of delivery. Rigid insulation was utilized over the entire roof surface allowing for an average of R-30. Low-Emissivity Solar Ban 60 glazing with a ceramic fritted pattern was incorporated on the West and South facing elevations to reduce solar heat gain within the building. To reduce heat island effect (the tendency for urban areas to maintain higher temperatures than rural) a cool-white SBS Modified Bituminous roofing system was utilized to minimize the impacts on adjacent microclimates while simultaneously reducing heat gain within the building.

The University of Louisville is committed to integrating sustainability into every facet of campus life, from how facilities are designed and managed, to what is taught in the classrooms and research labs. The vision of the University of Louisville is to create a university that is itself an example of sustainability with a campus community that leads by example, and educates not only by what they say, but more importantly, by what they do. The new Student Recreation Center is a prime example of this vision.

Plans for NKU Rec Center taking shape

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The recently completed UofL Student Recreation Center has received LEED GOLD certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC),

resulting in the highest level of LEED certification on the University of Louisville Belknap Campus. Designed by Omni Architects, Cannon Design, CMTA Engineers, and Carman Landscape Architects, the facility incorporates the highest levels of sustainable design practices. The project site was selected near student dormitories to support the campus goals of providing a range of mobility options that support cycling, provides dedicated energy efficient vehicle and carpool parking on site, and expands enhanced bus and walking access. The facility further follows sustainable initiatives in its use of renewable materials, improved indoor air quality, rainwater harvesting, solar thermal water heating, and reduced water consumption. In addition, innovation credits have been achieved through the implementation of an interactive digital dashboard to serve as a teaching tool for students and building occupants by allowing real time monitoring of energy consumption rates and other sustainable initiatives.

The building materials incorporated include high R-Value smooth and striated metal insulated wall panels with interlocking sealed joints. These “sandwich” type metal panels include a silver metallic color for added exterior performance characteristics (both life-span and solar reflectance) and provide an impressive thermal and moisture performance systems while boosting the building’s overall energy efficiency. Other regional materials were utilized, such as the exterior brick, which reduced the energy utilized in the transportation costs of delivery. Rigid insulation was utilized over the entire roof surface allowing for an average of R-30. Low-Emissivity Solar Ban 60 glazing with a ceramic fritted pattern was incorporated on the West and South facing elevations to reduce solar heat gain within the building. To reduce heat island effect (the tendency for urban areas to maintain higher temperatures than rural) a cool-white SBS Modified Bituminous roofing system was utilized to minimize the impacts on adjacent microclimates while simultaneously reducing heat gain within the building.

The University of Louisville is committed to integrating sustainability into every facet of campus life, from how facilities are designed and managed, to what is taught in the classrooms and research labs. The vision of the University of Louisville is to create a university that is itself an example of sustainability with a campus community that leads by example, and educates not only by what they say, but more importantly, by what they do. The new Student Recreation Center is a prime example of this vision.

Omni's Michael Jacobs interviewed by WUKY

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The recently completed UofL Student Recreation Center has received LEED GOLD certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC),

resulting in the highest level of LEED certification on the University of Louisville Belknap Campus. Designed by Omni Architects, Cannon Design, CMTA Engineers, and Carman Landscape Architects, the facility incorporates the highest levels of sustainable design practices. The project site was selected near student dormitories to support the campus goals of providing a range of mobility options that support cycling, provides dedicated energy efficient vehicle and carpool parking on site, and expands enhanced bus and walking access. The facility further follows sustainable initiatives in its use of renewable materials, improved indoor air quality, rainwater harvesting, solar thermal water heating, and reduced water consumption. In addition, innovation credits have been achieved through the implementation of an interactive digital dashboard to serve as a teaching tool for students and building occupants by allowing real time monitoring of energy consumption rates and other sustainable initiatives.

The building materials incorporated include high R-Value smooth and striated metal insulated wall panels with interlocking sealed joints. These “sandwich” type metal panels include a silver metallic color for added exterior performance characteristics (both life-span and solar reflectance) and provide an impressive thermal and moisture performance systems while boosting the building’s overall energy efficiency. Other regional materials were utilized, such as the exterior brick, which reduced the energy utilized in the transportation costs of delivery. Rigid insulation was utilized over the entire roof surface allowing for an average of R-30. Low-Emissivity Solar Ban 60 glazing with a ceramic fritted pattern was incorporated on the West and South facing elevations to reduce solar heat gain within the building. To reduce heat island effect (the tendency for urban areas to maintain higher temperatures than rural) a cool-white SBS Modified Bituminous roofing system was utilized to minimize the impacts on adjacent microclimates while simultaneously reducing heat gain within the building.

The University of Louisville is committed to integrating sustainability into every facet of campus life, from how facilities are designed and managed, to what is taught in the classrooms and research labs. The vision of the University of Louisville is to create a university that is itself an example of sustainability with a campus community that leads by example, and educates not only by what they say, but more importantly, by what they do. The new Student Recreation Center is a prime example of this vision.

EKU Science Building offers food for thought

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The recently completed UofL Student Recreation Center has received LEED GOLD certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC),

resulting in the highest level of LEED certification on the University of Louisville Belknap Campus. Designed by Omni Architects, Cannon Design, CMTA Engineers, and Carman Landscape Architects, the facility incorporates the highest levels of sustainable design practices. The project site was selected near student dormitories to support the campus goals of providing a range of mobility options that support cycling, provides dedicated energy efficient vehicle and carpool parking on site, and expands enhanced bus and walking access. The facility further follows sustainable initiatives in its use of renewable materials, improved indoor air quality, rainwater harvesting, solar thermal water heating, and reduced water consumption. In addition, innovation credits have been achieved through the implementation of an interactive digital dashboard to serve as a teaching tool for students and building occupants by allowing real time monitoring of energy consumption rates and other sustainable initiatives.

The building materials incorporated include high R-Value smooth and striated metal insulated wall panels with interlocking sealed joints. These “sandwich” type metal panels include a silver metallic color for added exterior performance characteristics (both life-span and solar reflectance) and provide an impressive thermal and moisture performance systems while boosting the building’s overall energy efficiency. Other regional materials were utilized, such as the exterior brick, which reduced the energy utilized in the transportation costs of delivery. Rigid insulation was utilized over the entire roof surface allowing for an average of R-30. Low-Emissivity Solar Ban 60 glazing with a ceramic fritted pattern was incorporated on the West and South facing elevations to reduce solar heat gain within the building. To reduce heat island effect (the tendency for urban areas to maintain higher temperatures than rural) a cool-white SBS Modified Bituminous roofing system was utilized to minimize the impacts on adjacent microclimates while simultaneously reducing heat gain within the building.

The University of Louisville is committed to integrating sustainability into every facet of campus life, from how facilities are designed and managed, to what is taught in the classrooms and research labs. The vision of the University of Louisville is to create a university that is itself an example of sustainability with a campus community that leads by example, and educates not only by what they say, but more importantly, by what they do. The new Student Recreation Center is a prime example of this vision.

UofL Rec Center in the news

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The recently completed UofL Student Recreation Center has received LEED GOLD certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC),

resulting in the highest level of LEED certification on the University of Louisville Belknap Campus. Designed by Omni Architects, Cannon Design, CMTA Engineers, and Carman Landscape Architects, the facility incorporates the highest levels of sustainable design practices. The project site was selected near student dormitories to support the campus goals of providing a range of mobility options that support cycling, provides dedicated energy efficient vehicle and carpool parking on site, and expands enhanced bus and walking access. The facility further follows sustainable initiatives in its use of renewable materials, improved indoor air quality, rainwater harvesting, solar thermal water heating, and reduced water consumption. In addition, innovation credits have been achieved through the implementation of an interactive digital dashboard to serve as a teaching tool for students and building occupants by allowing real time monitoring of energy consumption rates and other sustainable initiatives.

The building materials incorporated include high R-Value smooth and striated metal insulated wall panels with interlocking sealed joints. These “sandwich” type metal panels include a silver metallic color for added exterior performance characteristics (both life-span and solar reflectance) and provide an impressive thermal and moisture performance systems while boosting the building’s overall energy efficiency. Other regional materials were utilized, such as the exterior brick, which reduced the energy utilized in the transportation costs of delivery. Rigid insulation was utilized over the entire roof surface allowing for an average of R-30. Low-Emissivity Solar Ban 60 glazing with a ceramic fritted pattern was incorporated on the West and South facing elevations to reduce solar heat gain within the building. To reduce heat island effect (the tendency for urban areas to maintain higher temperatures than rural) a cool-white SBS Modified Bituminous roofing system was utilized to minimize the impacts on adjacent microclimates while simultaneously reducing heat gain within the building.

The University of Louisville is committed to integrating sustainability into every facet of campus life, from how facilities are designed and managed, to what is taught in the classrooms and research labs. The vision of the University of Louisville is to create a university that is itself an example of sustainability with a campus community that leads by example, and educates not only by what they say, but more importantly, by what they do. The new Student Recreation Center is a prime example of this vision.

HBEER Project Benefits University of Kentucky Students

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The recently completed UofL Student Recreation Center has received LEED GOLD certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC),

resulting in the highest level of LEED certification on the University of Louisville Belknap Campus. Designed by Omni Architects, Cannon Design, CMTA Engineers, and Carman Landscape Architects, the facility incorporates the highest levels of sustainable design practices. The project site was selected near student dormitories to support the campus goals of providing a range of mobility options that support cycling, provides dedicated energy efficient vehicle and carpool parking on site, and expands enhanced bus and walking access. The facility further follows sustainable initiatives in its use of renewable materials, improved indoor air quality, rainwater harvesting, solar thermal water heating, and reduced water consumption. In addition, innovation credits have been achieved through the implementation of an interactive digital dashboard to serve as a teaching tool for students and building occupants by allowing real time monitoring of energy consumption rates and other sustainable initiatives.

The building materials incorporated include high R-Value smooth and striated metal insulated wall panels with interlocking sealed joints. These “sandwich” type metal panels include a silver metallic color for added exterior performance characteristics (both life-span and solar reflectance) and provide an impressive thermal and moisture performance systems while boosting the building’s overall energy efficiency. Other regional materials were utilized, such as the exterior brick, which reduced the energy utilized in the transportation costs of delivery. Rigid insulation was utilized over the entire roof surface allowing for an average of R-30. Low-Emissivity Solar Ban 60 glazing with a ceramic fritted pattern was incorporated on the West and South facing elevations to reduce solar heat gain within the building. To reduce heat island effect (the tendency for urban areas to maintain higher temperatures than rural) a cool-white SBS Modified Bituminous roofing system was utilized to minimize the impacts on adjacent microclimates while simultaneously reducing heat gain within the building.

The University of Louisville is committed to integrating sustainability into every facet of campus life, from how facilities are designed and managed, to what is taught in the classrooms and research labs. The vision of the University of Louisville is to create a university that is itself an example of sustainability with a campus community that leads by example, and educates not only by what they say, but more importantly, by what they do. The new Student Recreation Center is a prime example of this vision.

Governer appoints Jacobs to High Performance Buildings Advisory Committee

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The recently completed UofL Student Recreation Center has received LEED GOLD certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC),

resulting in the highest level of LEED certification on the University of Louisville Belknap Campus. Designed by Omni Architects, Cannon Design, CMTA Engineers, and Carman Landscape Architects, the facility incorporates the highest levels of sustainable design practices. The project site was selected near student dormitories to support the campus goals of providing a range of mobility options that support cycling, provides dedicated energy efficient vehicle and carpool parking on site, and expands enhanced bus and walking access. The facility further follows sustainable initiatives in its use of renewable materials, improved indoor air quality, rainwater harvesting, solar thermal water heating, and reduced water consumption. In addition, innovation credits have been achieved through the implementation of an interactive digital dashboard to serve as a teaching tool for students and building occupants by allowing real time monitoring of energy consumption rates and other sustainable initiatives.

The building materials incorporated include high R-Value smooth and striated metal insulated wall panels with interlocking sealed joints. These “sandwich” type metal panels include a silver metallic color for added exterior performance characteristics (both life-span and solar reflectance) and provide an impressive thermal and moisture performance systems while boosting the building’s overall energy efficiency. Other regional materials were utilized, such as the exterior brick, which reduced the energy utilized in the transportation costs of delivery. Rigid insulation was utilized over the entire roof surface allowing for an average of R-30. Low-Emissivity Solar Ban 60 glazing with a ceramic fritted pattern was incorporated on the West and South facing elevations to reduce solar heat gain within the building. To reduce heat island effect (the tendency for urban areas to maintain higher temperatures than rural) a cool-white SBS Modified Bituminous roofing system was utilized to minimize the impacts on adjacent microclimates while simultaneously reducing heat gain within the building.

The University of Louisville is committed to integrating sustainability into every facet of campus life, from how facilities are designed and managed, to what is taught in the classrooms and research labs. The vision of the University of Louisville is to create a university that is itself an example of sustainability with a campus community that leads by example, and educates not only by what they say, but more importantly, by what they do. The new Student Recreation Center is a prime example of this vision.

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