Wednesday, January 5, 2011

N.C. State University dedicates its first ‘green’ building at Eastern 4-H Center

N.C. State University dedicates its first ‘green’ building at Eastern 4-H Center.

N.C. States first LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is being dedicated Thursday in Tyrrell County.  Here are a few of its features: 

"The center’s green features include many recycled and sustainable materials: insulation made from recycled denim, recycled ceramic tile, concrete exterior panels and bamboo flooring. Lighting is controlled by sensors that shut off when a room is not occupied. Exterior glass is treated to allow light in, but keep heat out, and a rain garden helps filter storm runoff from the building. Maune explained the building is heated and cooled by an efficient geothermal system, although this feature does not earn LEED points because of its dependence on a heat pump".

Check out the whole story here:  http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/agcomm/news-center/media-releases/n-c-state-university-dedicates-its-first-‘green’-building-at-eastern-4-h-center/

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