IBEW Local No. 697 and JATC Apprenticeship Training Center
Use of a precast concrete structural frame allowed for quick completion of the building envelope on this training facility, which, in turn, allowed photovoltaic panels to be installed early and power the construction site. Designed as a living laboratory, the facility features glass-enclosed electrical and technology rooms in the main lobby with video displays monitoring building performance. The rooftop serves as an outdoor classroom with photovoltaic arrays monitored by the apprenticeship students. The use of architectural precast concrete allows extensive design detailing, including an embossed “random stick” pattern around the perimeter of the panels. The project features numerous sustainable features, including use of low-cutoff LED lighting, plug-ins for hybrid and electric vehicles, and a high percentage of recycled and regional materials. A significant portion of the native habitat was preserved. Hardwoods that were located in the area of the building footprint were harvested, milled, and are featured in the building.
Owner: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers