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  • Provide natural drainage on campus
  • Better water management:  Reduces water sent to municipal storm sewer system by over 3.6 million gallons per year

 

Permeable Pavers

-Engineered systems of stone, filter fabric and topping to cleanse the water as it percolates into the ground naturally

- Able to preserve mature trees and aid growth of new by providing water at roots


Bioswale

-Able to contour around mature trees
 
-Consists of native plants

  • Use circa 1920s cistern and new well/pump system
  • Also used for Parmer Hall’s air conditioning system
  • Reduces potable water purchased by 4-6 million gallons per year

  • Followed LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) criteria in design and construction
  • Used 27% recycled content
  • Bought 73% of material locally
  • Replanted more caliper of trees than removed during construction
  • 1931 system altered to air condition building
  • Provides better air movement and increased comfort
  • Reduces the amount of air conditioning required
  • Allowed removal of inefficient window air conditioners in Lewis Hall
  • “The best recycling is simply reusing!”

  • Building Automation System for controls
  • Occupancy sensors
  • Solar powered lights
  • Borrowed lighting
  • Day lighting
  • Heat recovery

  • Energy efficient lighting installed
  • Saves 148,000 watts per year

  • Saves 100,000 therms per year

  • Salvage and reuse materials
  • Practice green cleaning
  • Use rapidly renewable wood for construction

  • Hybrid and electric parking in parking garage
  • Day lighting (light levels automatically dim if natural light levels are high)