Perkins Eastman
Case Study 3:

Stony Brook University Simons Center

Stony Brook, New York

Materials

In an effort to further reduce heating and cooling loads, floor-to-floor heights were substantially reduced during the design phase from 14 feet to 12 feet, resulting in lower energy use as well as a reduction of the overall quantity of building materials. The design team selected materials, both interior and exterior, that have a high percentage of recycled content as well as materials that are harvested and manufactured within a reasonable distance of the Simons Center.