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Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Owner: Arizona State University

Certified: October 2009

Project Size: 220,000 ft² 

Architect: Ehrlich Architects

Energy Cost Savings: 17.8%

LEED Certification: Silver

Project Overview

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism is part of the downtown ASU campus in Phoenix, Arizona. It is home to the ASU School of Journalism as well as housing KAET (Channel 8) studios. The six story building is approximately 220,000 ft². It contains classrooms, multi‐media journalism spaces, broadcast studios, broadcast control space, support areas, retail shell, and general office areas. The energy saving measures and high efficiency design will reduce CO2 emissions this year by 752,310 pounds.

Sustainability Features
  • 23,700 therms natural gas reduction

  • High performance Low-e glass

  • Occupancy sensors are used throughout the building

  • 17.8% utility cost savings

  • 204,200 kWh of electric savings

  • 440,000 ton-hours of chilled water savings

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