After completing renovations in late 2014, the Spencer Center is now the highest performing building on campus for measures of sustainability and is viewed as a model for future construction and renovation.
- LED lighting throughout
- Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system capable of sourcing or returning excess heat from/to the campus chilled water loop
Renovations in 2014 were carried out with sustainability in mind, yielding a decrease in energy use of 11% following completion.
- Heat recovery ventilators recirculate exhaust heat
- Low-flow toilets and showerheads
- High-temperature hot water heating system replaced steam
- Improvements to the building's thermal envelope