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The energy-efficient building includes various sustainable features, including a stormwater retention system, a light-colored “cool roof”, and custom perforated stainless steel screens that reduce solar heat gain while allowing natural light to filter in.

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As a valuable addition to the campus, the facility aims to accommodate the university’s rapidly growing interdisciplinary science program that unifies Christian values with state-of-the-art technology. University President Bob Brower said the 36,000-square-foot facility “will enable the science program to reach new heights and support the continued success of our PLNU science faculty and students.”

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Photos by Marcus Emerson, courtesy Point Loma Nazarene University