This new five-story dormitory accommodates Ringling College’s enrollment expansion plan as well as the growing number of students attending the college. Three outdated dorms were demolished to make room for this student housing facility. In addition to housing, the 270-bed residence hall includes lounge space, a dining area, laundry facilities, a project room for students and an apartment for staff.
TLC used energy modeling to verify energy savings in comparison to a baseline building and to help reach the LEED NC v4, Silver Certification goal. The energy model also helped the team analyze the building envelope, HVAC and lighting system options, resulting in a 16% cost savings.