This is the back wall of the thermal storage tank planned to hold nearly half a million gallons of water. Water in this tank will be used for heating and cooling the building. The spring water has historically been used for irrigation on campus, but now the new College of Law building will first use the energy stored in the water's constant temperature.
Footing support for a steel column.
Thermal storage tank, facing south
Radiant heating on the first floor
"Chilled beam" heating and cooling unit.
Plumbing and valves for chilled beam.
Storm surge capture tanks allow storm water to seep back into the aquifer that heats and cools the building.
Construction waste collection for recycling.
Gray water capture system captures waste water from sinks, treats the water, then uses the water to flush the building's toilets.
Gray water capture tank prior to pouring the floor.
Storm surge capture tanks are now hidden under the paved plaza.
Inside the thermal storage tank.
Top of the thermal storage tank prior to pouring the second floor.
Inspection area for the thermal storage tank.
Bare building site prior to steel construction.
Inside the thermal storage tank prior to pouring the walls.
Massive steel rebar structure in the floor of the thermal storage tank supports nearly half a million gallons of water.
Construction May 2014-7-sm
Staging the pipe system that slowly fills the thermal storage tank.
Construction May 2014-3-sm
Close-up of the storm surge collection system.
Construction June 30th-4-sm
Radiant heating coils on the first floor prior to pouring cement.
Looking inside the thermal storage tank during construction.
Inside one chamber of the completed thermal storage tank.
The engineers and architect inside the innovative thermal storage tank they designed.
Just feet from the TRAX Stadium stop.
Amazing views from the sixth floor garden. This area is shaded by a semi-transparent PV solar power awning.
The south side of the building along South Campus Drive. Working on the accessibility garden and bus stop.
A welcome gateway to the corner of University Street and South Campus Drive, just feet from the TRAX Stadium stop.
The secure bicycle storage room has proven to be a big success. The room is accessible by students, staff and faculty, and has a door that exits directly outside.
The College of Law's solar parking canopy generates up to 100 kilowatts of power.