Buildings

Comfortable Conservation

2014-01-28T14:10:12-04:00January 28th, 2014|Categories: Buildings, Dining and Food Systems, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , , , , |

Spring semester is here: new classes, new students, and the highly anticipated opening of North Campus Dining Hall. The 21,000 square foot-facility was designed and constructed to LEED-silver standards. From equipment to furnishings, it showcases some unique – even one-of-a-kind – sustainable design features. John Wise, Associate Vice President of Hospitality & Auxiliary Services at WFU, [...]

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Are You a Champion?

2015-03-04T09:17:56-04:00October 30th, 2013|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Champions of Change, Development, Dining and Food Systems, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Equity, Events, Get Involved, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Greeks Go Green, Green Team Network, Home Stories, Procurement, Service and Outreach, Transportation, Waste Reduction, Water and Landscaping|

Have you or are you preparing to facilitate a change to a sustainable practice on campus? Have you implemented a new sustainability initiative in your area? If so, you might be a winner! This coming April, Wake Forest will host our inaugural Champions of Change award ceremony. In March, we will accept nominations for awards that [...]

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Refilling Stations Flow through Campus

2013-12-11T15:59:25-04:00October 29th, 2013|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|Tags: , |

Refilling stations are becoming the norm at Wake Forest University, with a total of 46 water bottle refill stations across campus. What started with 2010-11 Choose to Reuse intern Frannie Speer, a grant from Brita’s Filter for Good program, and a pilot refill station outside the Office of Sustainability in Reynolda Hall, has propelled into a [...]

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Faces of Sustainability: Paul Borick

2013-12-11T16:27:28-04:00May 28th, 2013|Categories: Buildings, Faces of Sustainability, Get Involved - Staff, Home Stories|Tags: , |

Behind every green building, there is a team of designers and builders who imagined and built it. For several buildings at Wake Forest, Paul Borick is an important member of that team.  Borick is a Registered Architect and Senior Project Manager for WFU Facilities & Campus Services.  He manages design and construction projects anywhere from $1,000 to [...]

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Reynolda Gardens’ Greenhouses Go Green

2013-12-12T16:00:05-04:00April 12th, 2013|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories|Tags: , |

It only seems appropriate to mark the anniversary of the Reynolda Gardens’ greenhouses and conservatory with a modern addition. Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds set out over a hundred years ago to use Reynolda Gardens as a model of self-sufficiency for local gardeners and, even more,for the community. These values are similarly shared with the larger community of Wake [...]

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“Doing the Right Thing:” Sustainable Features of the North Campus Construction Projects

2013-12-11T16:31:58-04:00February 5th, 2013|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Home Stories|Tags: , , |

Illustration credit: Facilities and Campus Services Throughout the planning and construction of Farrell Hall, the two new north campus residence halls, and the new dining facility the architects have kept an eye on the incorporation of principles of sustainable design. In an interview with Paul Borick, a senior project manager with Facilities and Campus [...]

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Energy Bowl: Lights Off, Lights Out

2013-12-12T16:39:56-04:00October 24th, 2012|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|Tags: , |

This November, Wake Forest and Notre Dame will be competing not only on the gridiron but on the grid in an energy-reduction competition. The Energy Bowl competition between Notre Dame and Wake Forest will be held in conjunction with the football game on November 17. The competition is sponsored by the  Office of Energy Management. Each campus will [...]

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Three new hydration stations join our fleet

2012-08-21T15:50:51-04:00August 6th, 2012|Categories: Buildings, Dining and Food Systems, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , , , |

New hydration stations will greet students returning to Reynolda campus. Facilities and Campus Services installed three new stations in high traffic areas: outside the Fresh Food Company, on the ground floor of Benson near Pugh Auditorium, and in the atrium of the Z. Smith Reynolds library.  Hydration stations provide chilled, filtered water and are designed to [...]

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Rain garden solves erosion problem

2013-12-11T16:35:53-04:00July 1st, 2012|Categories: Buildings, Home Stories, Water and Landscaping|Tags: , |

Click the photo to view more pictures of the rain garden. This spring Landscaping Services staff implemented an innovative solution to an erosion problem caused by copper runoff from the roof of Winston Hall. Runoff from copper rain gutters and roofs, commonplace across North Carolina, can be a source of soil contamination. The idea [...]

The Barn earns LEED Silver certification

2012-05-03T13:50:07-04:00May 3rd, 2012|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories|

The on-campus student social venue, known as The Barn, was awarded LEED Silver certification for new construction on April 19, 2012. The building, designed to host parties and events on campus, is located in the woods near Palmer and Piccolo Residence Halls and is surrounded by wildlife habitat. There is no parking directly outside the venue, [...]

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