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Construction continues on International Business Center
Published Jun. 10, 2014
Construction continues at a steady pace on the International Business Center (IBC). The building, which will be three stories when finished, is expected to be completed by the fall. Right now construction crews are fitting the glass panels surrounding the building.
“The building will be a magnificent addition to our campus and will offer our students a first class learning environment,” said Gregory Malfitano, senior vice president for development and administration.
LEED PLATINUM CERTIFICATION
The IBC is designed to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification, which is the highest level of certification awarded by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
To achieve this one of the systems being installed, called chilled beam, is a type of highly efficient air conditioning that works by piping chilled water to each room. In addition, an energy meter is being installed, allowing Lynn to monitor the amount of energy saved each month and compare it to similar buildings on campus that use traditional air conditioning systems.
The IBC is designed to take advantage of natural sunlight as a lighting source, which decreases the need for artificial lighting and in turn saves energy. The building is estimated to save 40% in energy savings and 50% in potable water use in comparison to similar traditional type building construction.
Spread over 32,000 sq. ft., the building’s features include:
- 10 classrooms
- 10 study rooms
- 1 idea lab
- 1 investment center
- 32 staff and faculty offices
The International Business Center also features state of the art technology for video-conferencing and collaboration.