University of Notre Dame Seeks LEED Certification
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The Duncan Student Center, O'Neill Hall and Corbett Family Hall, each surrounding Notre Dame Stadium at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana, were designed and constructed with the goal of seeking the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification.
Throughout their construction and during their operation, Duncan Student Center, O'Neill Hall and Corbett Family Hall will use resources sustainably, the university says. More than 20 percent of the construction materials were sourced locally, within 500 miles of the construction site, and more than 75 percent of the construction waste was recycled including materials such as concrete, metals and wood.
Occupancy sensors are designed to work in tandem with heating and cooling systems and LED lighting, which is anticipated to reduce energy consumption by 30 to 50 percent compared to conventional lighting. Faucets and toilets will use 35 percent less water compared to conventional new construction.