Among the numerous innovations Hendrix has implemented in the SLTC, some of the most noticeable advances will be made in regards to water use and air quality.
Reduces Water Use by 60%
Efficient fixtures such as sensor faucets, dual-flush toilets, and waterless urinals, which are actually more sanitary than their water-using counterpart, will reduce Hendrix’s water consumption by over 140,000 gallons. Whereas LEED standards for new buildings traditionally advise a 20-30% reduction in water use, the SLTC will reduce water use by almost 60%!
The College will reduce water use even further by planning drought-tolerant vegetation around the SLTC and installing a highly efficient drip irrigation system for watering and landscape maintenance.
Quality Air Planning
The SLTC provides a salutary work environment through indoor air quality controls. An Indoor Air Quality plan was implemented during construction to preclude the spread of mold, dust, mildew, or contaminants. The SLTC also employs a high efficiency filtration system and individual thermal and lighting controls to improve the health and well-being of occupants and visitors.
Low VOC commitment
Some of the greatest hazards to human health are the least conspicuous. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are organic chemical compounds that vaporize under normal conditions. These vapors contribute to indoor air pollution. The SLTC uses “Low VOC” paints, sealants, and adhesives to protect against the release of these contaminants, ensuring a healthier work environment for all.