August 01, 2008

Yale Sculpture Building Earns COTE Top Ten

Daylit studios in the Yale University Sculpture Building.
© Peter Aaron/OTTO

We are thrilled that the Sculpture Building and School of Art Gallery at Yale University have been named among the Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Sustainable Projects. View the ten measures and supporting metrics used to evaluate the entries here, and a comprehensive list of the building's sustainable features here.

Jury Comments

“The high-performance facade is impressive in the way it balances warm- and cold-season operation, integrating shading and alternating panels of operable windows, aerogel insulation, and ventilation apertures in a double-skin thermal cavity. Combined with an energy-efficient displacement ventilation system, the result is a beautiful daylight interior space that also provides comfort and personal control.”