The University received a building from the "Cold War" about eight years ago and is still trying to determine the best use of the space and
the land that surrounds it. The Voice of America ( V.O.A. ) Site "C" facility was a listening post and was active in intelligence gathering up
to the Persian Gulf War. Since it was decommissioned and was deeded to the University, it has been underutilized.
Your project will be keep the building "unplugged". Maximize the use of Solar Daylighting without creating additional cooling or heating load and
with as few electric lights as possible. The electric bill should be very low in your design compared to the remainder of the spaces in the part of
the building that you are not renovating. This is your chance to show what you know about adequate light levels, use of borrowed light, views, natural
convection, solar collectors and the wise use of the earth's resources. The University should be a leader in demonstrating energy conservation measures
in the Center of Excellence renovation.
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