33 Harry Agganis Way

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33 Harry Agganis Way

33 Harry Agganis Way

Boston University’s newest addition to the city skyline offers fantastic views and energy efficient living. From CO2 sensors that monitor ventilation needs, to bamboo walls (a beautiful and rapidly renewable resource), here are a few highlights from 33 Harry Agganis Way, also known as Student Village 2:

Innovation and Design

  • Transparent double-glazed low-E coated glass reduces heat and cooling loss while providing abundant natural light
  • Highly reflective roofing materials reduce heat-island effect

Indoor Environmental Quality

  • Natural daylight has been incorporated into 90% of the indoor spaces
  • CO2 demand control ventilation
  • Ventilation system uses filtered, unconditioned, outside air for cooling during the late fall, winter, and early spring

Materials and Resources

  • Recycled content in construction materials
  • Bamboo walls incorporated into shared living spaces
  • Dedicated area for collection and storage of recyclable materials
  • Bicycle storage and on-site shower facilities for cyclists

Energy and Atmosphere

  • Occupancy sensors for lighting controls
  • Occupancy sensors for suite fan coil units
  • Fully automated systems optimize building energy consumption
  • Heat pipe energy recovery coil transfers heating and cooling energy from exhausted air, to fresh air supply
  • Refrigeration and fire suppression systems free of ozone-depleting chemicals
  • Indirect evaporative cooler for sensible heat recovery in cooling season
  • Variable frequency drives installed on hot water pumps and secondary chilled water pumps
  • Oversized cooling tower reduces motor horse power required
  • Electronically communicated motors have been installed with fan coil units for increased efficiency

Water Efficiency