Ballinger’s Hall of Science at American University in Washington, DC was certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
The Hall of Science is a state-of-the-art, centralized hub for the biology, chemistry, neuroscience and environmental sciences at American University. The building design is characterized by extensive transparency, putting science and research on display, and linking occupants to newly created gardens in the lush arboretum campus outside.
Sustainable design features include bioswales to capture roof and site stormwater, neutral-air chilled beam mechanical system, and daylight harvesting throughout. The building is served by AU’s campus micro-turbine cogeneration plant, which lowers the building’s carbon footprint.