Since 1994 LKPB has worked on over 45 projects at Middlebury College. This work includes the natatorium, ice arena, Old
Chapel renovation, health services, Ridgeline Student Housing, The Grille at McCullough Hall, and upgrades to campus steam distribution system, electrical high
voltage and heating plant.
Middlebury College has been honored nationally by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and the Sustainable
Endowments Institute for its outstanding leadership in campus environmental sustainability. This leadership is highly evident in six outstanding projects
designed by LKPB. The projects, completed between 1999 and 2007, all have sustainable design elements, and total $98,000,000 in construction.
The projects include:
Ross Commons Dining
Atwater Residence Halls A & B
Davis Family Library
Ross Commons LaForce Hall
Starr Axinn Center
Sustainable features include:
- Daylighting - operable windows 6'-6" to 12'-0" high, natural and assisted ventilation for cooling (ceiling fan and summer ventilation), and daylight harvesting
- Earth-shelter roofs; radiant heat floors
- Variable speed ventilation systems including VFD's in kitchen hood fans
- T-5 energy efficient lighting, multiple light switching, occupancy sensors
- Passive solar heat; CO2 control on ventilation
- Premium efficiency motors - economy cycle (free cooling)
All projects received rebates from Efficiency Vermont, the nation's first statewide provider of energy efficiency services. Efficiency Vermont is operated by an
independent, non-profit organization under contract to the Vermont Public Service Board.