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Green Materials Used to Renovate Old Facilities

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Everything old is new again as evidenced in the renovated children’s center bungalows, which are now the offices for Facilities Operations and Management’s Sustainability Programs.

The 2,500-square-foot facility, which features both large and small conference rooms, collaborative work areas, a kitchen and restrooms, is being used as a showroom of green materials, from lighting to cabinets to flooring, including low-flow faucets and high efficiency toilets, paint, lighting controls, and glass marker boards. The products were piloted in the facility and are now options for departments throughout the campus.

Because of the heavy use of green products and materials, the University is now seeking a LEED for Commercial Interiors Certification from the Green Building Institute.

“It’s a very comfortable work area,” said Megan Moscol, sustainable programs manager. “It is an excellent example of what can be done using green and sustainable materials and much of it is being incorporated into the campus already.”