Humanities and Student Services Building LEED Education Tour
The Humanities and Student Services (HSS) Building is located on the Olympic College Bremerton Campus on the north-west corner of the main entry plaza, at the intersection of Chester Avenue and 16th Street. The building’s physical address is 1600 Chester Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98337.
How to Get There
Visitor and accessible parking is available a few steps away from the building in the main student parking lot. Bicycle parking, provided as part of this project, is available at bike racks on the north and south sides of the building. The College is served by multiple bus routes along Warren Avenue by Kitsap Transit.
The Operations Department should be contacted at (360)475-7800 if there are questions regarding the tour.
Self-guided tours are open to students, faculty, staff, and the public during all hours the HSS building is open. Normal hours are 7 am to 10 pm. The building is open all days when Olympic College is in session. Session days and the academic calendar can be found at the following link: http://www.olympic.edu/CampusResources/AcademicCalendar/, or by calling the phone number listed under Contact Information.
Olympic College’s website is accessible to the public, which is where the brochures and the wall display maps will be available. Anyone who wishes to visit the construction page on the main home page of Olympic College will encounter this link, with the information available below. In addition, Olympic College’s courses pertaining to sustainability are discussing inclusion of HSS building tours as part of their course. In addition, all employees at Olympic College are aware of the availability of these tours and any frontline employees who work with students, parents, and the public can relay this information.
LEED Education Features
Handouts and permanent wall displays were featured and have been in place since the date of the building’s Grand Opening celebration, April 28, 2010. The first public open-house tours of the LEED educational elements took place that date.
Brochures describing sustainability, the LEED program and sustainability features of the building are available at the Welcome kiosk located in the front lobby. The Welcome kiosk is open 8 am to 4:30 pm on days classes are in session. There is no charge for the tour or for the brochures. The brochures and the wall display maps are available at the links below. They are the same as the hardcopies available at the Welcome kiosk in the event that the brochures run out or the Welcome kiosk is not open at the time someone wishes to take a tour.
There are seven, wall mounted color super-graphic displays with photos and text, 30 inches x 84 inches. As with the brochure, the displays cover the following topics: (1) a general introduction to Sustainability, (2) the LEED program, and (3) Washington State/Olympic College’s commitments to sustainable design. The remaining six displays focus on one of the LEED categories of performance standards. The displays elucidate what they mean and how this project achieves those goals. All wall displays are in open, public areas accessible by stairs and an elevator.
First Floor – Three displays: Introduction to Sustainability and the LEED program, Energy & Atmosphere, and Materials & Resources.
Second Floor – Two displays: Water Efficiency and Innovation in Design.
Third Floor – Two displays: Sustainable Sites and Indoor Environmental Quality.
The locations are strategically placed to route the visitor throughout all public areas of the building, thus engaging them in not only reading the displays, but also experiencing the abundant natural light and other sensory features of the building. Visitors will learn that a seemingly “normal” building can be constructed and operated in a very sustainable manner.
HSS LEED Wall Display Locations Maps