Bowling Green renovation earns LEED-ing recognition
A renovation at Bowling Green State University has earned a top environmental honor.
The revamp of University Hall recently received LEED gold recognition, according to a release from the school.
The renovation, designed by BHDP Architecture, welcomed students in fall 2017. The facility houses the offices of several university programs, along with the relocated admissions office. It also includes classrooms that service the entire campus, illustrating the latest benchmarks in flexible and adaptable active learning environments.
New windows throughout the building, reminiscent of the grand divided lights of the original building, help incorporate the strategic integration of natural light sources. Efficient LED light fixtures, reduced potable water plumbing fixtures and commitment to providing at least 35 percent of the building's electricity from renewable sources all play parts to lessen the carbon footprint of the building.
Low-emitting materials, along with enhanced commissioning efforts, will serve to improve the indoor environment for daily users and visitors.
When reducing the physical footprint of the building and restoring green space, more than 90 percent of the materials removed were diverted from the landfill.
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