Greenhouse Facility: Excellence in Engineering-American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers Greenhouse Facility: Most Notable Chicago-area Buildings-The Architect’s Newspaper
Campus Center: The apex of a campus-wide master plan, the Campus Center serves as the new front door to Joliet Junior College’s main campus. The 115,000-square-foot facility consolidates student services and the library in one location. A corridor that runs the length of the facility functions as a “main street” that offers easy access to a variety of departments. The dining room’s 18-foot-high curtain wall offers views to a wooded area and a creek that runs through the campus. High-performance technologies include solar panels, a ground-source geothermal heat pump system, green roofs, and accessible natural areas. On the second and third levels, students, faculty, and administrators can walk out onto the green roofs.
Greenhouse Facility: Water and energy conservation drove the design of Joliet Junior College’s Greenhouse Facility. It is the first community college greenhouse to achieve LEED certification from the US Green Building Council. Three greenhouses and a formal garden offer flexible, sustainable growing environments. The connected educational building has a multi-purpose classroom. Rainwater harvesting, passive ventilation, and a high-tech irrigation system are among the strategies used to conserve water and energy while optimizing growing conditions.
Health Professions Center: This facility offers authentic health professions environment. It includes a nurses’ station, four hospital rooms, and an EMS classroom. The facility is 37% more energy efficient that a standard facility to similar size. It was designed and built below a standard construction budget.