FEATUREDCOMMERCIAL COMMUNITY HIGHER EDUCATION MIXED USE MULTIFAMILY

LIME HOLLOW EDUCATION CENTER

Lime Hollow Nature Center boasts 30,000 visitors a year and more than 430 acres of protected open space. The 5,000 SF net zero education center was designed to maximize human interaction with nature with a minimal impact on Lime Hollow’s unique ecosystems. The center offers over 12 miles of trails, public nature programs, and adventure day camps for youth.

The building includes outdoor/indoor classrooms with gardening space to cultivate and study native plant species; a broad range of sustainable technologies that serve as educational tools, including a 19kW solar array, passive air-conditioning and rainwater catchment; an adaptable modular construction to meet the needs of individual programs, and seasonal environment variations.

Taitem provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and solar photovoltaic design and an energy analysis and HVAC selection study. Taitem also guided the decision-making process in order for the building to achieve net zero.

LOCATION Cortland, NY
YEAR 2013
SQUARE FOOTAGE 5,000SF
PROJECT COST $650K