Technology, Design & Safety Center
On October 12, 2012, Dr. Jay V. Kahn, interim president of Keene State College, cut the ceremonial ribbon officially dedicating the Technology, Design, and Safety Center (TDS Center).
Today, the TDS Center is home to three of Keene State College’s rapidly expanding flagship academic programs: Safety and Occupational Health Sciences, Architecture and Sustainable Product Design and Innovation.
This state-of-the art facility is designed to support learning in these important disciplines while serving as a model for sustainability.
Commitment to Sustainability
The TDS Center was built to be sustainable and resource-efficient through the following features:
- The building is situated to take advantage of natural lighting and airflow
- Fully operational windows that are equipped with sensors to maximize opportunities for passive heating and cooling opportunities
- Building materials selected to contribute to healthy indoor air quality or for their recycled content
- Waterless and low flow fixtures that reduce water consumption
- Phase Two of the project includes a 20,000 square foot photovoltaic solar array on the roof of the TDS Center that has the capacity to provide nearly half of the building’s annual energy demand
- The building was designed to support LEED Platinum certification