See live energy data from Douglas Hall's Solar PV Array.
Douglas Hall will be UIC’s second LEED certified building. Certification is currently (as of November 2011) in process, with an announcement expected in mid-2012. See to A Green Home for the CBA for details on floor plans and College of Business Administration information.
Following are brief descriptions of points that are included in the Certification application:
- Development Density and Community Connectivity
- Public Transportation Access
- Bicycle Storage
- Maximize Open Space
- Landscaping Water Reduce by 50%
- Water Efficient Landscaping - No Potable Use or No Irrigation
Energy and Atmosphere
- Optimize Energy Performance
- On-Site Renewable Energy*
- Lighting Controls
- Daylighting in 75% of Spaces
- Views for 90% of Spaces
*On-Site Renewable Energy- Photovoltaics is a method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity. The Douglas Hall array is composed of 245 solar panels mounted on ballasted racks. The system, with a rated capacity of 54.81 kW, is expected to generate 67,000kWh of electricity annually, or approximately 8% of the building’s needs.
The photovoltaic system on the roof of Douglas Hall was partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation.