Legat Architects

Grant Supports Zero Energy Certification

Heartland Community College received a $2 million grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation related to this project’s pursuit of Zero Energy Certification from the International Living Future Institute. Grant monies go toward costs for the photovoltaic array, energy modeling, superinsulation of the walls and roof, and the energy-efficient geothermal radiant floor heating/cooling system.


Hands-On Equipment

Within the facility’s labs, students will work on everything from drone repair and computer-controlled farming equipment to the study of soil samples. The complex also offers adjacent farming plots and teaching greenhouses.

Community Integration

Touchdown spaces throughout the complex encourage student and educator socialization. Examples include 1:1 spaces, group social areas, study zones, and large gathering areas all connected to building circulation.