DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS:
- Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) best practices are being employed in all renovation and construction projects;
- Specify Rubber flooring, vinyl tile and carpet with recycled content
- Material and furniture selections are sought from “Green” suppliers and manufacturers. This means low or no VOC’s, recycled or sustainable material, minimum packaging, high durability and long life-cycles to reduce waste downstream
- New energy efficient windows were added to both the Schott dining hall and RecPlex conference rooms in the 2008 renovation.
- Energy efficient and Energy Star products are specified, when available
- Non-hazardous construction and demolition waste is diverted from landfills
- Crushed concrete from Bohanon Science Center used as fill under new parking lot
- Crumb Rubber (ground recycled tires)used as infill for synthetic turf field at Don Shula Stadium
- RTU and roof replacement – B-wing
- Roofing and façade restoration – Dolan and Pacelli Halls, Rodman, DeCarlo Varsity Center, Grasselli Tower and Administration Building Arcades, Boiler House.
- Existing carpet removed and sent for recycling. New carpet with recycled content and low odor, low VOC paints:
- Administration Bldg, Library, Bernet and Campion Hall.
4070 Carroll Blvd as Offices for the Department of Military Science:
- Renovated existing structure, new roof, new windows and façade restoration – increased attic and wall insulation
- New high efficiency HVAC units and hot water tank
- Six dumpsters of demolition material/ construction waste was 100% recycled by Rosby Recycling
Bohannon Site Restoration and Hamlin Quad Improvement Project:
- Preserved and enhanced natural site elements. Provided 3.16 acres (56.4%) pervious area.
- Added bio-retention basin to enhance biodiversity and reduce and filter storm water runoff
- Site lighting utilizes LED light fixtures to reduce energy use, sky glow and minimize lighting impact on nocturnal environments.
- Demolition debris was reused or recycled as follows:
- Furniture donated to local restaurant
- Concrete and masonry was crushed and reused on site
- Steel and other metals were salvaged for recycling – 2950 CYA
Track and Turf replacement:
- Old turf removed from site to be recycled
- New synthetic turf:
- No water or fertilizers required
- Infill made from recycled tires