Alfred University - Ann's House

Ann's House, a newly constructed residence hall, underwent construction at Alfred University to provide a model for future living quarters on campus. Forty-eight students now live in the 15,000-square-foot, three-story building.

The building faces the Ford Street Apartments and the site provides off-street parking for residents and visitors in a lot located near the residence hall. Because of the hillside location, access from the parking lot can be accessed from the second floor. The building has an elevator and is fully accessible for the mobility impaired.

Ann's House provides a template for additional housing the University hopes to build along Upper Campus Drive in the future. Ann's House anchors the south end and Joel's House anchors the north end.

The building meets "green requirements," with a high-efficiency heating system; low VOC (volatile organic compound) materials used for flooring, caulk and paint; low-e, thermopane windows; soy-based foam insulation; energy-efficient lighting and a heat-recovery system on exhaust fans.

This project was awarded a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System silver certification in August of 2009.

Sienna provided the following scope of work for this project: 

  • Conducting IAQ Sampling per LEED 2009 for New Construction & Major Renovations, Specifically Credit 3.2
  • Preparation of IAQ Specification Documents
  • Sampling of Respirable Dust & Total Volatility Organic Compounds
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