10 Jul '11, 8pm

Oberlin College’s Kohl Building is First LEED Certified Music Conservatory in the US #greenbuilding

Oberlin College’s Kohl Building is First LEED Certified Music Conservatory in the US #greenbuilding

According to Jonathan Kurtz of Westlake Reed Lekosky in a press release, meeting LEED certification was interesting because of the unique requirements of a music building. The Kohl building houses a large collection of Steinway pianos and other instruments, all of which need to be maintained at the right humidity levels. Sustainable features include geothermal heating and cooling with radiant panels, energy-efficient systems and lighting, a green roof system and storm water run-off collection and filtration. Sustainably harvested materials were used throughout the construction. The project was designed to achieve energy performance greater than 40 percent higher than the ASHRAE 90.1 baseline. Another important feature that was unique to the Kohl building was the tight integration of acoustic, energy, comfort and air quality considerations, and a geothermal radiant system, ...

Full article: http://greenbuildingelements.com/2011/07/10/oberlin-colle...

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