Buildings

10 Days Celebration: Thursday, April 26

2012-06-27T10:53:09-04:00April 26th, 2012|Categories: 13 Days of Sustainability, Buildings, Campus, Cultural Climate, Culture, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories, Stewardship|Tags: , , , , , |

Celebrate the energy and water saving success of our South Campus residence halls. Campus Conservation Nationals award ceremony South Campus residents showed that small changes can make a big difference during the Campus Conservation Nationals in April. From March 30 to April 20, the students in the six first-year residence halls (Bostwick, Johnson, Luter, Collins, South, [...]

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Mews renovation minimizes waste

2012-02-28T14:47:56-04:00February 2nd, 2012|Categories: Buildings, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , , |

Only one lonely mattress met its end in the construction dumpster outside Graylyn’s Mews. Every other piece of the furniture displaced by the renovations in the building found a new home in another university-managed building, at Kinnamon’s Consignment store, or with a community member through Habitat for Humanity. The Mews originally functioned as the stable for [...]

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Surplus property program now open

2011-11-16T09:25:40-04:00November 11th, 2011|Categories: Buildings, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , |

The university’s surplus property program is open for business. The program allows offices and departments to release university-owned furniture and office accessories that are no longer needed to an on-campus storage facility. Staff can then shop at the surplus warehouse for “new” furniture and fixtures free of charge. Not only has this saved the university money, [...]

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Solar energy helps power “The Barn”

2012-06-27T05:42:06-04:00August 11th, 2011|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories|Tags: , , , , |

The new campus student social space known as “The Barn,” became the first building on campus to feature solar electric PV cells on July 28. Like all new construction on campus, the Barn was designed to meet, at a minimum, LEED Certification standards. The space will be utilized for campus concerts, parties, student activities and other [...]

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Two departments receive awards

2011-08-10T10:08:16-04:00August 9th, 2011|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , , |

The Forsyth County Commissioners and the Environmental Affairs Board of Forsyth County recently recognized the university for sustainability initiatives in two departments. The office of Waste Reduction and Recycling received a Special Environmental Award in July for diverting 44.6 percent of solid waste from the landfill during the 2010 calendar year. The university’s Environmental [...]

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Welcome Center receives LEED Gold

2011-07-19T15:15:32-04:00July 19th, 2011|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Home Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

The university’s elegant new Welcome Center received LEED Gold certification on July 14, 2011. The Welcome Center opened its doors for business on March 22. Construction on the building began in December 2009 and was completed in February of this year. The center’s LEED Gold designation exceeds the university’s minimum green building standards - all new [...]

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South Hall earns gold

2011-06-07T13:40:37-04:00June 3rd, 2011|Categories: Buildings, Home Stories|Tags: , , |

South Hall, completed in August 2010, has been awarded the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. With solar panels on the roof to heat water and touch screens in the hallways for monitoring energy usage, the residence hall reflects the University’s commitment to sustainability across campus.  The four-level, 67,000-square-foot building [...]

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LEED designed Welcome Center opens

2011-03-24T16:29:38-04:00March 24th, 2011|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Home Stories|Tags: , , |

The university’s elegant new Welcome Center officially opened its doors for business on March 22. Construction on the building began in December 2009 and was completed in February of this year. The design firm, Lambert Architecture + Interiors, designed the building to exceed the university’s minimum green building standards by designing to LEED Gold [...]

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Tree relocations save trees from destruction

2011-02-14T12:12:58-04:00February 4th, 2011|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Home Stories, Water and Landscaping|Tags: , , , , , |

With the help of some serious equipment, Landscaping Services staff members successfully removed 24 trees from the future site of the business school, Farrell Hall, and transplanted them at three locations: the new Welcome Center, South Hall, and North Campus Apartments. The various maples, oaks and redbuds that made up the initial transfer group [...]

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Dianne Dailey Golf Learning Center

2011-06-07T13:35:33-04:00November 15th, 2010|Categories: Buildings, Home Stories|Tags: , , |

The Dianne Dailey Golf Learning Center was the first building on the Reynolda Campus to receive LEED Certification. Learn more about the unique features of the Golf Center. Take a virtual tour of the center. Read about the center's namesake, current WFU Golf Coach, Dianne Dailey. Click here to return to the Built Environment page.

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