share this

Share This Search
News
View full story disney-bh6-1.jpg

Story: Dec 22, 2014

Grad is sculptor behind Disney's Big Hero 6

View details 35th Annual Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition

CIA Exhibition: Jan 14, 2015

35th Annual Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition

View full story holidaycardrawley.jpg

Story: Dec 17, 2014

Students animate, illustrate holiday greetings on behalf of ...

View details 69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

CIA Exhibition: Feb 13, 2015

69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

View Link

Social: about 5 hours ago via Facebook

We caught up with CIA grad Zack Petroc, model supervisor behind the Disney blockbuster Big Hero 6, and asked him how his CIA education helped him succeed. Find ...

View full story dsc92052.jpg

Story: Nov 04, 2014

New CIA building taking shape; set for December completion

View details Spring 2015 Open House

Events: Mar 21, 2015

Spring 2015 Open House

View full story unknown.png

Story: Nov 03, 2014

New Uptown Residence Hall featured in CIA video

View details Spring Exhibition: Women to Watch - Ohio

CIA Exhibition: Apr 02, 2015

Spring Exhibition: Women to Watch - Ohio

View full story bestregmidwest.jpg

Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

News . Feature Stories . Campus Project Update: Energy Efficiency

News

September 28, 2009

Campus Project Update: Energy Efficiency

Crews are working on updates in the McCullough Center that will improve energy efficiency for a greener CIA.

Campus Project Update: Energy Efficiency

Renovation work continues at The Cleveland Institute of Art’s Joseph McCullough Center for the Visual Arts where crews are working on updates that will improve energy efficiency, allow us to better utilize existing space, and improve the building’s aesthetics. I am happy to report progress in three areas, all of which will help us gain LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED, for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a voluntary, national rating system for buildings designed, constructed and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

New Windows
We are in the process of replacing the drafty windows on the east (Food Co-op) side of the building with energy-efficient, double-pane, insulated windows that look beautiful and will help the Institute save money on the costs of both heating and cooling the building. As of this writing, we have replaced about a third of the windows on the east elevation. Windows on the building’s north (Euclid Avenue side) and south (back parking lot side) will be replaced next summer. The windows on the west side of the building will be replaced in conjunction with the construction of our new building immediately west of and fully interconnected with the McCullough building. Construction of that building will begin in 2011.

Chillers
Super-high-efficiency chillers have been installed and connected to provide chilled water for the new central air conditioning system in the McCullough building. This represents a tremendous advance in the comfort and usability of the building and should be good news to anyone who has been in the McCullough building in the warmer months!

Glass Wall
Our new chillers won’t be much use if the heat from our glass furnaces is constantly warming the 4th floor. To prevent this, and make efficient cooling possible, we have installed an insulated glass wall that soars more than 20 feet high to the top of the 4th floor ceiling, to separate the glass hot shop from the adjacent space, which will ultimately house studio and instructional areas for the Glass and Ceramics departments. This wall represents a beautiful solution to an energy efficiency problem in that it contains the glass furnace heat within the hot shop, allowing us to efficiently cool the rest of the 4th floor, while allowing the sunlight to continue to shine through both sides of the divide.

—Courtesy of David Deming, President of The Cleveland Institute of Art

Read more campus project updates.

YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Flickr Pinterest Instagram

Social Feed

CIA grad Zack Petroc, model supervisor behind #Disney's #BigHero6, dishes how his education helped him succeed http://t.co/JpKpdhACom

about 5 hours ago via Twitter

Questions?

For more information about this or other CIA news, contact us here.

Read More

Community Works

Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

Read More

Uptown Residence Hall

Check out the new student digs.

Read More

Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.