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Northwest CampusWayne County Community College | Detroit, MI

Detroit, MI
$30 million
100,000 SF
General Contracting
Wayne County Community College
Hamilton Anderson Associates

The project consisted of the following:
• Construction of two new buildings in tandem, each of which connects to an existing building; buildings total 100,000 SF and include offices and business section
• Associated site work, site utilities, and parking lots
• Energy-efficient mechanical system utilizing ice thermal storage to produce chilled water for cooling
• Rain harvesting system for use as gray water
• Cutting-edge, central plant geothermal or geo-exchange system installed beneath a new parking lot
• Sustainable products, including terra cotta cladding
• A highly reflective, white TPO roof with a 12-panel solar thermal system for pre-heating domestic hot water, expected to produce 12,000 kilowatts per year

The project introduced a new, unique building envelope with a sustainable grid to the existing Northwest Campus of Wayne County Community College.

The project achieved LEED Platinum certification, and was the first LEED Platinum building in Michigan in the category of new construction under the 2009 version of LEED.