A wide roof overhang shades the outdoor circulation area towards the North. Only high level windows have been provided at the Northern façade to minimise solar heat gain and let in indirect sunlight. Storage areas have been organised towards the Northern side of the building so as to minimise solar heat gain.
Glazing towards the Southern façade adjacent to the landscaped zone has been maximised for maximum daylighting, and cool air entry. The building envelope has been acoustically treated including the use of double glazing to minimise aircraft noise, as the campus is situated under a flight path.
Energy efficient lighting and appliances, and water efficient plumbing fixtures have been used in the building. Solar hot water heaters have been incorporated in the design.