Henley Hall is a 50,000 square foot building that contains 17 labs, 20 faculty members and 100+ Graduate students.

The energy efficient features of this building include:


  • Optimized building envelope properties to minimize mechanical cooling and heating
  • Thermal insulation properties significantly superior to the minimum requirements of California Energy Code
  • High performance glazing with low solar heat gain coefficients and good visible light transmittance
  • Solar shading
  • Free cooling will be provided to the building via operable windows, which will naturally ventilate the offices and student workspaces



  • Demand controlled ventilation (DCV) in the Lecture Hall to allow the system to only supply enough minimum fresh air to meet the current demand
  • Aircuity system in the wet labs that allows the system to provide fresh air as it is needed based on sensed room air quality
  • Cooling tower as a water-side economizer, enabling cooling tower condenser water to be dedicated to chilled beam free cooling operation
  • Minimization of reheat within the labs through the application of chilled beams, demand controlled ventilation using air quality sensing, and dynamic reset of the lab ventilation supply temperature
  • Ventilation heat recovery from Dry Labs DOAS exhaust air stream
  • High efficiency condensing boilers
  • Daylighting design and daylight dimming system
  • 25% reduction in lighting power density and advanced controls


  • Rooftop Solar PV (under consideration)


  • Rapidly renewable and regional materials emphasized in material selection
  • Over 20% recycled material used to construct project
  • At least 75% construction waste diversion specified
  • Reclaimed water for toilet flushing and make-up water for the cooling tower
  • Low flow fixtures including dual flush toilets and 1 pint urinals
  • Storm water design quality and quantity control
  • Monitoring collaboration with IEE researchers to marshal the data of IEE as an exemplar energy use case
  • Planning to make building solar panels ready for a possible lease plan strategy