One of the newest buildings at Mills College, in Oakland CA, utilizes a Delta Controls system and is also LEED Platinum certified. The Betty Irene Moore Natural Sciences Building provides laboratories, classrooms and research space to the school, all while making a minimum impact on the environment and energy demand. From material selection to water use, the Natural Sciences Building was designed for sustainability.
ESI installed the new Delta Controls system featuring a rainwater collection system that can be later recycled throughout the building’s restroom toilets, automatic windows to allow natural ventilation and separate systems for precise control of sensitive laboratory conditions.
A large photovoltaic array on the roof provides more than 30% of the buildings energy demand while ESI continually monitors both building power consumption and production. The building’s energy usage is displayed in real time on a Lucid Design Dashboard in the building lobby. This monitoring is also stored in an on-site Delta server for future trending and verification.