Wheaton Science Center - Energy Stewardship

A variety of energy-conscious techniques were implemented during the design and construction of the Science Center, including:

  • Selection of the site for its community connectivity and access to public transportation
  • Bike storage, showers, and changing facilities provided to encourage sustainable modes of transportation
  • Low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles given preferred parking spots
  • Campus parking capacity not increased for the new building
  • Roof and landscape designed to reduce the heat island effect
  • Light pollution reduced by using approved lamps
  • Procurement of regional materials (brick, glass, and granite) to reduce the energy needed for transportation
  • Use of FSC certified wood, which indicates that the timber has been grown and harvested using sustainable methods
  • Recycled and reused materials chosen when available
  • Pollution actively prevented during construction