Perkins Eastman
Case Study 3:

Stony Brook University Simons Center

Stony Brook, New York


A horizontal sunshade louver system was designed to allow for more sun exposure to the interior during the winter months (heating) and less exposure in the summer months (cooling). Chilled beams provide low-humidity cooling, while air-handlers utilize several heat rejection methods: ice storage, geothermal wells, and a water feature that functions as a cooling tower. A 4,000-gallon rainwater harvesting tank is estimated to collect more than 300,000 gallons of water per year, resulting in an 85% total water savings.