LEED Certified Gold
Green features include a rain garden to mitigate stormwater runoff, a planted roof garden terrace used by the Natural Resources Department, as well as photovoltaic solar renewable energy systems.
On the LEED-certified scorecard, Fernow Hall scored 66 out of 110 possible points. For a full breakdown, review the report on the US Green Buildings Certification (USGBC) website.
|Sustainable Sites||Water Efficiency||Energy & Atmosphere||Materials & Resources||Indoor Environmental Quality||Innovation & Design||Regional Priority|
|Points Earned||19 / 26||6 / 10||17 / 35||2 / 14||9 / 15||6 / 6||2 / 4|
As a way to mitigate stormwater runoff, a rain garden was created directly north of the new 50-person classroom. The garden contains a variety of self-sustaining vegetation.
A planted roof garden terrace was created on the roof of the new classroom addition which contains a mix of sedum plantings and the possibility for experimental plantings by the Department of Natural Resources.
The project incorporates photovoltaic solar renewable energy systems, including solar photovoltaic glass skylights.
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