Fagan Hall, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

Renovations at the School of Nursing for the University of Pennsylvania included architectural and lighting changes that created new spaces for teaching, research and practice. Daylight was introduced into existing interior rooms to brighten up the building and provided a connection to the outdoors. An exterior rooftop patio provided building users with easy access to the outdoors. The electric lighting systems were very efficient with a connected load of 0.9 W/SF. The lighting control system optimized energy savings and reduced maintenance through the use of programmable lighting control panels, daylight and occupancy sensors. Lighting controls were automated, but provided users with a manual override.

Electric Lighting & Daylighting Design: David Nelson & Associates
Architect: SMP Architects
Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
Project Size: 135,000 square feet
Year Project Completed: 2007
Owner: University of Pennsylvania
Contact: Jane Rath, AIA, Principal

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