Arizona State University's Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) Student Pavilion
Situated at the nexus of student life on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University, the Student Pavilion serves as a central hub for the community – occurring within a building that demonstrates mindful design and construction, healthy environments, and a University’s commitment to sustainability in the built environment. The $39.9 million, three-story, 74,653 SF building has transformed the heart of campus by providing an iconic home for student government, organizations and events. As part of ASU’s goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025, the Student Pavilion aims to become the University’s largest Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB). Requirements for a NZEB include energy-efficient equipment, minimal energy consumption and renewable energy sources. The building has also achieved LEED Platinum® through USGBC®. Designed from its inception to be a Zero Waste facility, the project realized the goal of diverting 95% of construction waste from landfills. Today, the Pavilion is celebrated by students as an “awesome place to study,” “favorite spot on campus,” and the “perfect place for events at ASU.” The popularity of the building speaks to the accomplishments of a project that celebrates sustainability and inspires users to better understand how to incorporate these aspects into daily life.
- Chrysanthi Stockwell, LC, IALD, LEED AP , HGA
- Leighton Deer, PE, HBDP, LEED AP BD+C, HGA