Hayden renovation project facts
- LEED Gold Certification
- Goal of two star certification under the Fitwel rating system. The system supports healthier workplace environments to help improve occupant health and productivity.
- New all-gender restrooms throughout Building 14 provide equitable access for all members of the MIT community.
- The library is the first MIT construction project to target “‘Red List Free” materials for all interior finish materials and fabrics. Careful selection of materials create a healthier space for the community. It also allows safer work environments for manufacturers and product installers. Careful selection of materials include:
- cork floors
- felt ceiling baffles
- wood panels
- furniture upholstery
- low-VOC paints
- adhesives and sealants
- Hayden Library is the first project on the MIT campus to use 1.0 gallon-per-flush toilets. This will result in water savings of 90,000 gallons per year over conventional toilets. Additionally MIT will save 35,000 gallons per year over other low-flow fixtures on campus
- Energy upgrades include:
- Replacing single-pane glass in the large bay windows with high-performance sealed insulated windows. This will dramatically reduce thermal losses
- Updating existing air-handling units and perimeter radiators with new controls to optimize energy use
- Upgrading all lighting to low-energy LEDs controlled with daylight and occupancy sensors
- Careful selection of EnergyStar appliances throughout the building
- Architects: Kennedy & Violich Architecture
- Construction manager: Elaine Construction
- Landscape architects: Stephen Stimson Associates Landscape Architects, Inc.
- MIT client team: Joyand Charles, Sonia Richards, Chris Bourg, Tracy Gabridge, Alexia Hudson-Ward, Howard Silver, Trademark Partners