• Photo courtesy of the Miller Hull Partnership.

  • Photo courtesy of the Miller Hull Partnership.

Robinson Science Hall, Whitworth University

Spokane, WA

Project Categories

Laboratories and Higher education

Business Type

Three-story science building that houses chemistry, physics, and biology programs

Size

60,000 square feet

Architect

The Miller Hull Partnership

Owner

Whitworth University

PAE Role

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

Building analysis and modeling

Technology design

LEED Gold

25

Percent better energy efficiency

than code requirements

42

Percent better water efficiency

than code requirements

Sustainability

Certifications

  • LEED Gold

Progress Report

Achieved 25% energy efficiency
Achieved 42% potable water efficiency

Special features

  • Vivarium facilities
  • Variable-volume airflow integrated with indoor air quality monitoring systems
  • Hydronic radiant heating and cooling with dedicated outside air units and demand control ventilation
  • Condensing boilers
  • High-efficiency air-cooled chiller
  • Energy-recovery systems
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • High-efficiency condensing water heaters
  • Variable-volume fume hoods
  • Acid-resistant waste piping provided
  • Industrial hot water/cold water system to prevent cross-contamination and backflow