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Jake Wagle
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(812) 877-8593 


 
 
BUILT ENVIRONMENT

 

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has committed to building all future buildings to a minimum of a LEED Silver Standard. 

 

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.

 

LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.

 

Did you know?  In the United States, buildings account for:

 

  • 36% of total energy use/65% of electricity consumption

  • 30% of greenhouse gas emissions

  • 30% of raw materials use

  • 30% of waste output/136 million tons annually

  • 12% of potable water consumption*

  * www.usgbc.org

 

   

Current Practices  

 

Whenever possible we use materials with recycled content in renovations including:

 

Everyday steel used in fabrication is recycled steel.

 

All steel doors and frames and wood doors we use meet LEED standards.

 

In    In addition, we recycle metals, materials, and furnishings whenever possible. 

 

We use dimpled light-gauge steel framing, UltraSTEEL, in construction.

 

UltraSTEEL contributes to walls and ceilings achieving higher STC (Sound Transmission Class) ratings which means it does a better job of blocking airborne noise.

 

The process used in producing this type of steel framing uses up to 12 percent less steel than normal.

 

http http://www.dietrichindustries.com/ultrasteel/menu.asp

 

We are testing waterless urinals in Facilities Operations with plans to install additional units in academic areas this fall.  Our patented No-Flush™ urinals work completely without water or flush valves.

The system is touch free, improves restroom sanitation and eliminates odors.  On average one waterless urinal saves 45,000 gallons of water per year. 

Estimated average savings from the installation of one waterless urinal in a moderately high traffic area would result in the savings of more than $200 per year.  

http://www.waterless.com

In addition, during new construction or renovations we install T8 fixtures.  T8s are more efficient than the older T12 bulbs.  T12 and T8 describes the diameter of the lamp in eighths of an inch.

 

Resources

U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. 

www.usgbc.org

LEED

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.

http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CategoryID=19

 

 

 

 Rose is the new Green

 


 

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Questions or comments email alan.youngblood@rose-hulman.edu

 

     

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