Ask a group of hospital facility directors about the benefits of installing a green roof and you’ll likely hear several answers: heating and cooling cost savings, long-term building material cost savings, environmental responsibility, space maximization and aesthetic improvement.
Utility records at the LEED Platinum certified Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology reveal that the campus achieved a nearly 70 percent reduction in gas and electricity consumption during its first year of operation.
The new 21,000-square-foot addition to the Cambridge School of Weston campus is designed to significantly reduce its impact on the environment through several water- and energy-saving features and sustainable elements.
The new Sandi Point Errant Language and Culture Center at the University of Chicago at Chicago was completed this fall and marks the first in a series of environmentally friendly improvement projects planned for the campus.
Schools and other buildings across the United States are turning to geothermal technology to heat and cool buildings and to lower operating and maintenance costs, improve energy efficiency and provide classroom comfort.
In a climate of rising energy costs and growing interest in environmentally sustainable campus design, officials at the State University of New York at Brockport turned to sustainable technology and geothermal ground-source pumps to support the heating and cooling needs at the college's recently completed 208-bed student housing complex.