Arizona State University - Student Pavilion
Net Zero Ready Pavilion Creates Hub for Student Life on Campus
The Arizona State University (ASU) Student Pavilion is a place designed for student life to thrive. The 75,000-square-foot building is a place where students organize, housing student government offices, classrooms, and a 1,200-seat event space – campus spaces that encourage students to take the lead. HGA teamed up with local architect Weddle Gilmore Black Rock Studio to bring design concepts to reality during the conceptual and schematic design phases. We engaged students from the start of the project, where they set the goal to make the Student Pavilion their first net zero building on campus. To create a pathway to net zero, the design team prioritized energy efficiency to reduce energy demand. After schematic design HGA’s Engineering team continued to provide MEP engineering services through construction administration and building optimization during first year of occupancy. Beyond HVAC and lighting control strategies, the team optimized the building envelope and devices to control building plug load.
On-site solar photovoltaics (PV) were essential to power the net-zero energy ready building. HGA delivered a comprehensive AC and DC system design for a building mounted PV system using panels that were donated to ASU. Phased construction required multiple mounting techniques, including ballasted roof mount, a fixed canopy mount above the rooftop mechanical equipment, and integrated share canopies on the southern façade.
HGA designed the PV array to optimize power production, strengthen the architectural vision, and plan safe, reliable AC interconnections for power distribution. In its first 6-months of operation, the 250 kW on-site solar PV system for the Student Pavilion generated 250,000 kWh avoiding $22,000 in energy costs and delivering approximately 91 percent of electricity consumed by the building. Commissioning is ongoing, and the building is expected to achieve net zero statusPortfolio
Student Life, College Facilities
Awards & Recognition
- 2020 Best Overall Project under $100M, AEI PPA Award Program
- 2020 Award of Excellence - Mechanical Systems Design, AEI PPA Award Program
- 2020 Award of Merit - Lighting Systems Design, AEI PPA Award Program
- 2019 IES Illumination | Section Awards, Illuminating Engineering Society