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Engineering Services Building

The new Engineering Services Building was designed to incorporate the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED NC 2.2 (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program. Some of the requirements for LEED that were followed in the design and construction of the building are:
  • Selection of a previously developed site
  • Good access to public transportation and provided bicycle storage
  • Preferred parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles
  • Management program for construction waste and pollution
  • Recycling and reuse of furniture and materials removed from remodeled areas of the old building
  • Sustainable design and minimal environmental impact on the area
  • Improved energy efficiency and performance
  • Reduction of potable water consumption
  • Water efficient landscaping, selection of native and adaptive plants
  • Innovative storm water treatment system and reuse of treated stormwater
  • Reduction of Heat Island Effect through the addition of a green roof
  • Selection of rapidly renewable, recyclable and regional materials when possible
  • Use of certified wood when possible
  • Use of low emitting materials like adhesives, sealants, paints, carpet system, composite wood, and agri-fiber products
  • Workspace designed to provide a high quality indoor environment and reduce sick building syndrome

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