Article provides detailed description of new Center for the Environment at Catawba Collge in Salisbury, NC. The 21,000-square-foot, three-story building was designed to be sustainably constructed. Energy systems include photovoltaic and solar panels, closed-loop geo-exchange heating and cooling, rainwater runoff collection for irrigation, and light and occupancy sensors. Recycled building materials were used and construction debris was carefully managed, resulting in a recycling rate of 86%.
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