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Friday, May 30, 2008

Elon University joins growing list of "greening" campuses

On May 21, Elon University, located in Elon, North Carolina, broke ground on Lindner Hall, planned to be the "greenest" facility on campus. The 30,000-square-foot building will house administrative offices and various academic departments and include high-tech classrooms, a computer lab, faculty offices and space for student-faculty mentoring. As noted in an Elon University press release, "Environmental sustainability is a key component in both the construction and operation of the building. Seventy-five percent of construction waste will be recycled, much of the building will be made of steel and tile that contain recycled material, and photovoltaic solar power cells will help generate power on site, among other features. An estimated 8-10 percent of all power consumed by the building will be generated by those solar power cells and by solar energy used to heat water." (This entry posted by Liz Riley, a member of Womble Carlyle's real estate development and construction law practice group.)

Source: Elon


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