Sustainable (Green) Building
De Anza Community College, Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies
Location: 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino,
Type of building: Educational Facility
Size (Sq. ft.): 34,200
Estimated date of completion: 2004-2005
Cost: $11 Million
Owner: Foothill DeAnza Community College District
Designed By: Van der Ryn Architects in consultation with world-renowned energy expert Donald W. Aitken, P.h.D., and VBN Architects.
Sustainable Building Strategies:
Recycled steel framing and masonry, east-west orientation for passive solar benefits and natural daylighting, natural ventilation/operable windows, roof top photovoltaic panels to generate electricity, thermal mass in concrete floors, rainwater collection for irrigation, and nontoxic components in flooring and paints.
Van der Ryn Architects
245 Gate Five Road
Sausalito, California 94965
phone (415) 332-5806
fax (415) 332-5808
De Anza Community College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
phone (408) 864-8655