Housing 5 consists of six three-story buildings on 7.05 acres. In response to the nearby Jersey Shore’s architectural vernacular, the buildings were designed in wood with clapboard siding, white trim and flat roofs.
Each building has a ground-floor common social lounge. Lobby areas on each floor, enhanced with daylighting, COST PER SQ FT$276.00FEATURED IN2010 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYResidence Halls/Lounges as small social gathering spaces with soft seating.
Housing 5 incorporates geothermal heating and cooling using closed-loop technology for a total of 450 tons of cooling capacity, operating out of three central plants, each serving two buildings. Exterior walls have an R-factor of 19; roofs have an R-factor of 30; windows have a U-factor of 0.61 BTU/sf. Stormwater runoff is directed to groundwater-recharge structures under adjacent parking lots in accordance with best-management practices.
The flat residence hall roofs are a reflective white membrane roofing system on the Department of Energy’s Energy Star "Roof Products Qualified Product List" for low-slope roofs.