In the new age of green buildings, input from school officials, parents and the community is crucial to ensure that a new facility is designed with components that are the most beneficial to the people it serves. Environmentally friendly bells and whistles are rendered irrelevant and sometimes become costly add-ons if they are not understood, accepted and harnessed by the community.
By James Copeland and Bryna Dunn
The passive design concepts at Kennesaw State University’s new social science building help the facility earn LEED Silver certification for its passive design.
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