Carrigan Wing renovation

Joseph E. Carrigan Wing - Completed Project

Schedule: Completed January 2006
Project Manager: Kenneth Bean
Project Architect: John Anderson Studio


LEED Silver SealThe Joseph E. Carrigan Wing project represents the culmination of a collaborative and integrated design process to create a sustainable, efficient and inspiring space. The process resulted in a thoughtful response to the existing site, healthy indoor environment, resourceful use of materials, and an optimization of energy efficiency for both the new addition and existing building.

The project consists of an addition to the existing Marsh Life Science Building and provided space for the Food Science program faculty in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences. This addition is the first phase of the long-range plan to co-locate Food Science and the Nutrition faculty programs. The research space was designed to meet the special requirements of food scientists including washable and sealed surfaces, live steam and electrical power to specific equipment stations, walk in refrigerator, fume hoods in the biochemical research labs, controlled access and appropriate ventilation of the space.

The Joseph E. Carrigan Wing has received a SILVER Level of Certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) established by the U.S. Green Building Council.

LEED facts and energy saving features include:

  • The building is orientated lenghtwise on an East-West axis, and has a long glazed facade facing almost directly due South, thus maximizing daylighting and energy efficiency.
  • Energy efficient lighting fixtures complement the fritted glass of the south facade and sky-wells.
  • The energy efficient windows and the glazing on them help control the amount of heat that is transferred with the light as will the use of sun shades and innovative interior screens.
  • Both the Marsh Life Science Building and Joseph E. Carrigan Wing received heating and cooling system upgrades making them more energy efficient.
  • Over 30% water usage was reduced by installing water efficient fixtures.
  • Bathrooms have low flow water fixtures including dual flush toilets saving over 19,575 gallons of water usage annually.
  • Bathroom on all levels of Carrigan Wing are handicapped accessible.
  • Odorless no-VOC paints, low VOC GreenGuard certified carpet assemblies and low VOC finishes were utilized throughout.
  • Over 75% of wood used, including dimensional lumber, doors and cabinets were sustainably grown and harvested.
  • Structural steel framing, insulation, sheetrock, ceiling tile and fireproofing were recycled content material.
  • 86% of the construction waste was recycled or reused.
  • Over half of the material used were from local and regional sources.