The Student Pavilion is located at the heart of the university, nestled between the popular ASU Bookstore and historic Hayden Library. Inside the building you will find classrooms, offices, meeting spaces, and large conference halls. In addition to common energy efficient features like low-flow sinks and solar panels, the Student Pavilion utilizes modern advancements in green building like electrochromic glass and preparations for future use of “purple pipe” (ability to capture and reuse “greywater”).
As the exterior subcontractor on the job, Kovach was responsible for fabricating and installing the energy efficient glass curtainwall, copper metal panels, and limestone rainscreen. One of the most unique features of the Student Pavilion is the exterior electrochromic glass located at the lobby and first floor conference halls. Also ,known as “dynamic glass,” electrochromic glass can be tinted at the touch of a mobile app. In about 15 minutes the lobby glass can go from crystal clear to full-tint blocking 99% of visible light. At night the tint can be turned off and 15 minutes later it’s back to clear. Not only does the fully tinted glass significantly reduce energy consumption it also creates a more thermally and visually comfortable building. “