Teaching Dairy Barn
The Teaching Dairy Barn facility has brought sustainable design and operations to the world of dairy farming. The building orientation promotes natural ventilation which keeps the primary occupants (cows) happy and healthy in their preferred thermal conditions. The area surrounding the building support constructed wetlands to control stormwater collection and filtration. Energy use in dairy facilities is often driven by lighting load demands. By focusing on selecting and installing efficient lighting as well as high-efficiency milking equipment energy use at the facility has seen a modeled 35% energy reduction.
On the LEED-certified scorecard, the Teaching Dairy Barn scored 48 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||13 / 26||8 / 10||13 / 35||2 / 14||7 / 15||4 / 6||1 / 4|
The building was designed around bovine comfort.
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