The Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building II is a high-bay facility supporting research in advanced materials, transportation planning, geotechnical engineering, fluid dynamics and sustainable materials. Building II earned a Silver rating through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™.
Building II earned its LEED Silver rating by minimizing its urban heat island effect, reducing its water use by 30 percent, optimizing energy performance, diverting 75 percent of its construction waste from the landfill, using recycled and regionally available building materials, and improving indoor environmental quality.
Building II also houses the new National Center of Excellence on SMART Innovations for Urban Climate + Energy, which develops solutions for an urbanizing planet. Some of these solutions include cool pavement and roofing technologies that moderate high temperatures in arid and dense urban areas.
ISTB2 earned a Silver rating on the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system..