Thursday, January 29, 2009

MMA Cadet Housing

The Massachusetts Maritime Academy, the nation’s oldest co-ed maritime college, is a four-year public institution located on the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, Massachusetts. The new cadet housing is a $13 million, 36,000 square feet, two story build over atop two existing four story structures. Construction was completed in early Summer of 2007. The building is LEED NC version 2.0 Gold certified. 100% of its electricity comes from the 82 kW photovoltaic array on the roof and the nearby 660 kW wind turbine. The building uses 48% less domestic water than a typical building, recycled or salvaged 97% of its C&D waste, and selected a high percentage of materials that were locally manufactured and extracted and contained recycled content. A full case study for the project can be found here.