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It may be better to come by in the evening or on the weekend. This cache is placed near where I work and highlights the green building up the street from the cache location that was built with sustainability in mind. It is the only Green building in the medical center that I know of. The building is up the street (Bertner) on the right.
The School of Nursing and Student Community Center has established benchmarks for healthy buildings, day-lighting, visual acuity and cognitive learning, pedagogy and the capacity to learn and collaborate, flexibility, durability, and reduced operating costs. The building is expected to use 41% less energy than a conventional, minimally code-compliant building. Due to the building's undesirable orientation, harsh environmental conditions, and demanding program requirements, each of the four elevations and the fifth facade, the roof, uses unique strategies to accept desired daylight and reject unwanted heat. Three vertical atria, a horizontal atrium, a breezeway, and perimeter operable windows provide occupants with natural light and ventilation and connect the building to its site and environment. Under-floor air distribution increases energy efficiency and thermal comfort. This raised floor, as well as demountable partitions, also allows for revisions to the interior design, accommodating changing needs. Building materials were selected to minimize environmental impact. They include reclaimed brick and cypress and recycled-content aluminum panels, structural steel, and concrete. Low-emitting materials protect indoor air quality. Three-fourths of the building's demolition and construction waste was salvaged or recycled. Water-conservation strategies, including rainwater harvesting, water-free urinals, and efficient fixtures, amount to a 48% reduction in potable water use, compared to a baseline calculation.
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Last Updated: on 12/4/2013 5:27:17 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (1:27 PM GMT)
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