George Washington University: Milken Institute School of Public Health

Engineered for health.

By Affiliated Engineers August 28, 2019

In keeping with the school’s focus on disease prevention, the design of The George Washington University School of Public Health building is health-promoting and sustainable. AEI’s MEP, fire protection, information technology, energy modeling and sustainability consultation was critical to the project’s earning LEED Platinum certification.

Building performance statistics include a 64% reduction in energy use and 30% reduction in lighting power compared to the ASHRAE 90.1 2010 baseline and an energy use intensity of 67 kBtu/SF. Project water use was reduced by 41% compared to baseline through installation of low-flow fixtures and rainwater reuse for flush valves and cooling tower make-up.

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Building features include: chilled beams served from dual-wheel heat recovery dedicated outside air units; under floor displacement ventilation systems; heat recovery chiller for process loads and heating augmentation; high efficiency chillers, pumps, cooling tower fans and boilers; CO2 monitoring; energy efficient lighting controls, daylight harvesting and occupancy sensors; 8,000 gallon-capacity rain water collection; low flow plumbing fixtures; and, green roof.

This milestone demonstrates our commitment to high-performance green building, helping to promote a healthier workplace and going toward sustaining the environment.” —Lynn Goldman, George Washington University, Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health

Consolidating the School’s seven departments for the first time in its history, the facility serves as an educational resources center, providing state-of-the-art classrooms and lecture halls, teaching labs, conference rooms, collaborative spaces, departmental offices, study areas, and specialty spaces specific to the teaching and research activities of GW’s Department of Exercise Science.

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