The Greenspun Family Foundation donated $37 million for the state-of-the-art building, the largest single donation in UNLV history, and one of the largest in state history.
Helix provided the fire alarm, a value engineered lighting system, UPS, general set theatrical lighting, rigging and an air acuity system, which detects unhealthy chemicals in the building.
The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs offers unparalleled opportunities for students who want to make a difference in their communities and in the lives of others. A Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) project, the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs building is home to classrooms, an auditorium, two television studios, a radio station and offices.
The LEED designation is the result of a Green Building Rating System, which gauges building sustainability and efficiency through the use of alternative and renewable energy technologies. Innovative energy features for the building include chilled beams for heating and cooling, extensive use of natural light and a comprehensive photovoltaic array that will account for more than 15 percent of the total annual energy.