April 16, 2012
The facility, situated on the third storey of the Umphrey Lee Centre, imbibes several green features. It includes a high-performance heating and air conditioning system. It has also been equipped with energy-saving windows which offer maximum daylight penetration, thereby reaping energy cost cuts. The ballroom is expected to reap energy savings of 20.04% over a conventional building by employing several energy-efficient measures.
The facility also reduces water consumption with installation of ultra-low flow and waterless fixtures. These measures cut down potable water usage by about 25% compared to a traditional bathroom. Use of zero-VOC paint, rugs, and wall coverings further contributes to its sustainability. Other green features of the ballroom include purchasing of over 20% of the materials from within 500 miles of the building site, and use of sustainably-sourced fabricated wood devoid of urea-formaldehyde.