Charlottesville, VA

Jefferson Scholars Foundation

Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection (MEP/FP) Engineering
LEED Energy Modeling
LEED Fundamental Commissioning (Cx)
 

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation is a privately funded group whose mission is to identify, attract and nurture students of great intellectual talent who possess qualities of leadership, scholarship and citizenship to the University of Virginia. The Foundation provides the Jefferson Fellows community with a physical space in which to study, teach, and conduct research and is made up of four connected structures: the Foundation offices, Foundation Hall (a large event space), the Jefferson Fellows Center (conference rooms and Fellow offices) and the Jan and Rick Kellogg Reading Room.

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Services

2RW consulted with the architect to optimize the performance of the building envelopes and shading strategies. Services included:

  • MEP/FP design and automation controls
  • Energy modeling
  • LEED Fundamental Commissioning services to ensure that the facility’s energy-consuming systems were designed, installed, and performing optimally to meet the Foundation’s needs

The facility has numerous environmentally friendly features such as a geothermal heating and cooling system, locally-sourced building materials, and an abundance of natural light. Rainwater is collected and used to irrigate the spectacularly landscaped site, and those who drive “environmentally friendly” cars receive priority parking.

Results

The facility is predicted to utilize 45% less energy than a comparable code-compliant building.

Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection (MEP/FP) Engineering
LEED Energy Modeling
LEED Fundamental Commissioning (Cx)
 

OWNER: Jefferson Scholars Foundation

TIMEFRAME: 2007 – 2010

SIZE: 32,700 SF

COST: $13 million


Highlights
  • High-Efficiency Ground Source Heat Pump System
  • Radiant/Absorptive Concrete Floor Slabs
  • Passive Valance Terminal Units
  • Dedicated Outside Air Systems
  • Point-of-Use Water Heating
  • Waterless and Low-Consumption Plumbing Fixtures
  • Daylight Harvesting Controls for Interior Lighting

Awards

2011 – Facility Design Merit Award, AIA Committee on Architecture for Education
2010 – Award for Excellence in Architecture, Virginia Society AIA
2010 – Honor Award, AIA Central Virginia Chapter