One important aspect of Ustin Hall is the solar technology on its rooftop. The 50-KW solar panel system will provide an estimated 57,000 KW hours of electricity. Also, the system’s racking installation device will also help conserve energy. Made of R-10 insulation material, it will reduce the building’s heating and cooling needs. From a global perspective, this means a reduction of about 100,000 lbs of CO2 not being emitted into the environment. That translates into about five acres of trees being planted annually, not driving 75,000 miles on a car, or recycling 950,000 soda cans every year.
Ustin Hall was designed by architect Michael Just, AIA and interior finishes were developed by the architect and members of the college administration.