Profiles this student housing complex used in the college's curriculum to teach about energy performance, green materials, building lifecycles and sustainability. Computers monitor the building's renewable systems: passive solar south wing; a 20-kilowatt wind turbine, a solar domestic hot water system, and three photovoltaic panels. Students were involved throughout the design process. Other features include: high efficiency gas boilers and light fixtures; operable windows instead of air conditioning; heat recovery ventilation; low-flow showers and toilet fixtures; composting toilets; low VOC finishes to ensured exceptional indoor air quality; high recycled content products; bio-composite counter surfaces; and regionally harvested wood.
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