25 Jul '13, 7pm

Better than a gold star: University of Maryland's LEED Gold Oakland Hall.

Located on the College Park Campus of the University of Maryland, the Oakland Hall dormitory became the university’s first-ever LEED Gold residence hall thanks to satisfying the LEED prerequisite levels of performance. The university sought LEED certification for its first residence hall built since 1982 thanks to a concerted focus among its faculty and staff to increase sustainable practices. These efforts, according to the university, have ranged from facility improvements and purchasing procedures to better use of technology. The first of the aforementioned efforts, facility improvements, can be seen in Oakland Hall. The building design and construction process maintained a focus on environmentally friendly materials. Specified building materials not only have high recycled content, but they were also selected to meet certain design and functional needs. For example, th...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/95150-better-than-a-gold-star

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