Countess Alicia Spalding Paolozzi Environmental Research and Education Center

Paul Smiths, NY
Paul Smith's College
LEED Silver

The 6,000 SF Paolozzi Center received a LEED Silver Certification from the USGBC.  It was built on the footprint of a former structure.  This new building was designed in the vernacular of existing 19th century lake front cottages, disguising its purpose as an education facility.   The building is comprised of offices, conference space and a research laboratory, which is used to analyze Adirondack lake and tributary water quality.  Among the many design features that contributed to the LEED Silver status are a geo-thermal heating system, low water consumption fixtures, low overall energy consumption, and 100% of the building’s power is derived from wind.  Additionally, 60% of the construction waste was diverted from landfills, specifying products that were locally produced and contained recycled material, and low VOC adhesives, sealants and coatings.  Architecteam consulted with RobsonWoese, Inc for building systems design and for LEED certification services.