Friday, September 21, 2012

Douglas Hall gets Gold!

Surrounded by permeable pavement, allowing stormwater to return to groundwater.

Native plants are low-maintenance and don't require irrigation
 Douglas Hall is the second building on UIC's campus to gain a LEED honor by receiving gold certification.  Douglas Hall shares the geothermal ground source heat pump system that Grant and Lincoln Halls currently use.  Other highlights include solar panels, recycled rubber floors on the second and thrd floor and  the photovoltaic system on the roof that was partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation.  More information about Douglas Hall can be found at the College of Business website.   See also Press Release.
Floors from recycled rubber, natural lighting, high-efficiency windows

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