UCF Global Building
Certified LEED v2009 NC Gold, 2016
USGBC Central Florida Region, LEEDership Awards, Outstanding LEED NC Project, 2017
FEFPA Winter Conference Architectural Showcase, First Place, University Category, 2017
The Global UCF Building houses students enrolled in UCF’s Global International Studies. The three-story building includes seventeen 30-seat, four 40-seat classrooms and a 45-seat cluster classroom, along with collaborative group study areas. There is a lactation room for mothers who are participating in the program as well as a yoga/meditation room to support student activities.
TLC developed an energy model to evaluate impacts of various design methods and guide the decision-making process. With the inclusion of energy-efficient design features, the building is anticipated to be 30% more energy efficient than a baseline building. We engineered an innovative active chilled beam system for cooling, a desiccant wheel, variable air terminal units and fan motors. There’s also a rooftop solar system supplying dehumidification.