The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden was awarded LEED Gold certification April 22, 2016 for its Africa exhibit. The Zoo’s newest and largest exhibit includes naturalistic spaces for lions, cheetahs, painted dogs and mixed hoof stock. A 400,000-gallon underground detention tank below the Painted Dogs Valley collects rainwater that’s filtered and used to feed the streams, waterfalls and tanks in Africa and other Zoo exhibits.
Other green feature include:
- Drought tolerant landscaping
- Efficient plumbing fixtures including faucets, toilets and waterless urinals
- Diverted over 95% of the construction waste to recycling centers and away from landfills
- 12% of materials used were recycled
- Used low VOC materials on the interior of the buildings
- Used solar tubes for natural lighting of the animal holding areas
Information provided by Sumeta Sachdeva, Heapy Engineering
The University of Dayton Research Institute Energy Technology & Materials Labs achieved LEED Commercial Interiors Gold certification February 4, 2016. The labs, offices and cubicles are located on the 3r floor, north triangle wing at 1700 South Patterson Blvd. The overall area of renovation is 24,326 square feet. Over 30% of the furniture and furnishings (including cubicle components) were either salvaged, reused or refurbished items. Several of the construction materials contain recycled content including metal doors, ceiling tiles, insulation and drywall.
View Energy Technologies and Materials Lab Sustainability Map and Tour here. LEED Certification Map_rev1
UD Shroyer Park Structural Test Labs achieved LEED Silver on January 5, 2016. The 11,279 square foot science and lab building is located on nine acres of land on the University of Dayton approximately one mile east of the core campus. Environmentally friendly features of the building include water-efficient plumbing fixtures, recycled content, recycling, and low emitting materials.
View a map of the facility and learn about the green features of the project here : Shroyer Park_Education Plan Map_FINAL
Here is a link to a video produced by the Dayton Daily News about the new lab: http://www.mydaytondailynews.com/news/news/part-udri-labs-job-break-things/nq2kj/
More than 100 green building and environmental professionals gathered April 20th at Taft’s Ale House for networking and professional development! Hannah Hol and Chuck Lohre were the winners of the networking Bingo game. Each received a $50 Amazon gift card!