The Native American Center is the first center of its kind in the nation, built expressly to house a Native American Studies Department, American Indian Student Services offices, and related campus programming. The 30,000 sq. feet structure is also the first LEED registered project on the University of Montana campus. From the shape of the building to the landscaping, it was all designed to reflect Montana’s 12 Indian tribes.
R-Control SIPs were selected for the walls and roofs creating an energy efficient envelope system. Using SIPs as part of this green building design helped to meet the requirements of environmental conservation, energy efficiency, and sustainability.
The project and site design achieves 9 of 14 possible LEED points in the Sustainable Sites category and also achieves 4 out of 5 possible points in the Water Efficiency category. Visit the Native American Center blog to read more about this building.
The R-Control SIP panels were manufactured by Big Sky Insulations of Belgrade, Montana. The architects were A&E Architects and Glenn and Glenn Architecture and the builder was Jackson Contractor Group, Inc.
To learn more about this project, please visit http://www.r-control.com/library/project-profiles/native-american-center/.