LEED

New Halls Bring Home Silver

2015-03-30T15:19:51-04:00February 18th, 2015|Categories: Buildings, Home Stories|Tags: , |

Optimized energy performance may seem like a dry topic, but it’s one of the features that earned Magnolia and Dogwood residence halls and North Dining Hall LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certifications this semester. Undergraduate residents have occupied the residence halls since fall 2013. North Dining Hall welcomed students in January 2014. Prior to [...]

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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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“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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Faces of Sustainability: Rogan Kersh

2013-12-12T16:39:04-04:00October 25th, 2012|Categories: Faces of Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories, Stewardship|Tags: |

Photo courtesy of Ken Bennet As a member of the graduating class of 1986, Wake Forest’s new Provost, Dr. Rogan Kersh, is no stranger to the university.  Neither is he a stranger to sustainability, an interest he has explored for several decades, or as he quips “since before Al Gore made it cool.” Dr. [...]

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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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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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South Hall

2011-06-07T13:32:31-04:00May 7th, 2011|Categories: Home Stories|Tags: , |

South Hall received LEED Gold Certification in May 2011. South Hall is one of two building on campus that allows occupants to monitor energy and water usage through a Lucid Dashboard. See what residents see: check the weather, compare water, gas and electricity usage of different wings of the building and learn more about South Hall's [...]

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Welcome Center

2011-07-22T12:09:46-04:00March 30th, 2011|Categories: Home Stories|Tags: , , |

The new Welcome Center opened its doors on March 22, 2011. The building received LEED  Gold certification in July 2011. The Welcome Center is one of two building on campus that allows occupants to monitor energy and water usage through a Lucid Dashboard. See what Admissions staff and visitors see: check the weather, compare water, gas and [...]

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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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