Renovated Ivy Tech Building Earns Green Certification

By Scott Sarvay

Renovated Ivy Tech Building Earns Green Certification

September 19, 2012 Updated Sep 19, 2012 at 4:52 PM EDT

Fort Wayne, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast announced Wednesday that the renovation of the Student Life Center on the North Campus has been awarded LEED Silver certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).

LEED is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

As a result of the Student Life Center renovation the building uses nearly 50% less water and over 30% less energy than a typical building due to the use of waterless urinals, dual-flush water closets, occupancy sensors, and high-efficiency mechanical systems. The renovation also re-used over 98% of the existing roof, slab and exterior walls.

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