A key goal for the School of Data Science's new building, as well as for the Discovery Nexus along the Emmet-Ivy corridor, is to achieve the highest sustainability performance and serve as a benchmark for future construction at the University of Virginia. As a “smart building,” data collected will incorporate metrics for measuring the use and sustainability of the space and provide the flexibility to adjust usage based on real-time, data-driven metrics. Another goal of the building and surrounding area is to encourage wellness through air circulation, spacious communal areas, flexible outdoor space for events and relaxation, and private rooms for informal meetings and personal time. The building also features lactation and meditation rooms.