Building Design and Construction
Gordon remains committed to keeping buildings energy-efficient, sustainably thoughtful and up-to-date. Some of Gordon’s existing buildings were recommissioned with new energy-management systems (EMS) over the last few years, including:
|Buildings||Date||Electric Savings||Natural Gas Savings|
|Bennett Athletic Center||2005||34,900kwh||6,000therms|
|Lane Student Center||2007||46,153kwh||6,700 therms|
|Jenks Learning and Resource Center||2007||17,500kwh||3,500 therms|
|Barrington Center for the Arts||2007||14,300kwh||19,500 therms|
|Phillips Music Buildings||2013||38,000kwh||4,698 therms|
The new EMS systems will save 20% on heating costs and 5% on electricity costs in these buildings.
Gordon has made many changes to its buildings over the years to make things more sustainable, including these:
(Elements of green building implementation as reflected in all construction and renovation policy)
Elements of green building implementation Gordon uses in all construction and renovation include natural ventilation, full day lighting and building efficiency (less than 35% for circulation).