Built to do more than simply house classrooms, Galileo’s Pavilion, a student-designed building on the campus of Johnson County Community College (JCCC) in Overland Park, Kan., was designed to inspire students, faculty, and the general public. The building, which features two classrooms as well as a student lounge, serves as a teaching tool for the college’s faculty to educate students about sustainable design by transforming the physical campus into a living learning laboratory. Many features, including the choice of materials and lighting, the assembly of the wall, and the design of the courtyard, illustrate the strong commitment JCCC has to sustainable design while also helping connect the building to nature and its surroundings.
To reinforce the school’s commitment to energy-efficient, sustainable design, University of Kansas’ Studio 804 design team chose a variety of lighting products from Cooper Lighting, including Halo LED recessed downlights, Neo-Ray Straight and Narrow suspended luminaires, and Sure-Lites LED Edge-lit exit signs. These products were chosen to provide energy-efficient illumination and to help meet sustainable.
"Cooper Lighting assisted us in acquiring energy-efficient task specific lights for all our space types,” said Stephanie Stone, LEED AP BD+C, University of Kansas Studio 804 graduate. “Its Neo-Ray fixtures with emergency back-up options and modern exit signs allowed us to keep a clean modernaesthetic. The Halo LED downlights, which are featured throughout the space, allowed us to cut energy costs significantly to maintain our overall theme of sustainable, efficient design.”
“We are honored to once again work with the University of Kansas’ Studio 804 team as they continue their great work designing aesthetically pleasing, sustainable buildings,” said Mark Eubanks, president of Cooper Lighting. “Both our Halo LED and Neo-Ray solutions, as well as our LED exits are an ideal fit for this particular project providing energy-efficient illumination to Galileo’s Pavilion. We are happy to provide continued support to such a great program that places importance on designing facilities that aid in sustainable education for the university and community.”