This project included the conversion of 12 existing classrooms located on the first floor of the two-story Mackinac Hall into office space. The 8,036 sq. ft. renovated area is made up of two departments, Regional Math and Science Center and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Center. Each department consists of open office space, private offices, copy/work rooms, and break rooms, along with a shared seminar/library area and teaching lab.
Water efficiency has been improved above code requirements by over 30% by using low flow faucets on the sinks in the project space, and by installing flow restrictors on the faucets in the rest rooms used by these departments.
The light fixtures use 15% less energy than the code requirements. More than 70% of the appliances and computer equipment used in this space are Energy Star rated.
92% of construction, demolition, and packaging debris from the construction of the new space has been diverted to uses other than a landfill. 24% of the materials specified for the project are made with recycled materials including gypsum board, ceiling tile, metal studs, carpet, particle board, and furniture. 56% of all building materials and furniture specified in the construction were manufactured within a 500-mile radius of the site.