Charlottesville, VA

Jefferson Scholars Foundation Headquarters

Scope of Services
Energy Modeling
LEED Fundamental Commissioning
Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Engineering
 

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation Headquarters provides the Jefferson Fellows community a space to study, teach, and conduct research. The facility is made up of four connected structures: Foundation offices, event space, conference rooms /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
Energy Modeling
LEED Fundamental Commissioning
Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Engineering
 

OWNER: Jefferson Scholars Foundation

TIMEFRAME: 2009 – 2010

SIZE: 27,479 SF

COST: $14.6 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 – Merit Award, Facility Design, AIA CAE
2010 – Award for Excellence in Architecture, AIA Virginia
2010 – Honor Award, AIA Central Virginia