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Energy issues are among the highest global challenges facing modern society, affecting almost every aspect of human welfare and knowledge.
Construction begins Oct. 7, 2019 for the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society building, in which programs will focus on global concerns utilizing four primary areas: business/economics, engineering/ technology, environmental studies, and geopolitics. The institute will employ an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, with knowledge and tools from diverse disciplines.
In keeping with this interdisciplinary focus, the 50,000 – 55,000 gsf the Institute will be located between the Tuck School of Business and Thayer School of Engineering. An atrium will form a connection to Murdough Hall, providing a natural point of convergence for faculty and students from around campus who are engaged in issues related to energy and society. The building will also contain several teaching spaces of various sizes, faculty and research office and workplace environments, research and demonstration labs and maker spaces, and a series of spaces designed to foster informal interaction between faculty, researchers and students.
Dartmouth has a long history of successfully delivering high-performance buildings, beginning in the mid-1990's, and the Irving Institute will seek to continue and improve upon the tradition of high-performance buildings and landscapes. We intend to register for a LEED designation. The landscape surrounding the Institute will be coordinated with West End master planning efforts and will enhance the gateway to the Tuck/Thayer campus. Click here to see the Irving Institute's sustainable building features.