Health building at Western Michigan University gets LEED gold for existing buildings

July 5, 2009
Four-year-old facility in Kalamazoo uses sustainable practices

News release: Western Michigan University's College of Health and Human Services, a four-year-old building on the Kalamazoo campus, has received gold-level LEED certification for existing buildings from the U.S. Green Building Council. Achieving gold status involved documenting sustainable practices with storm water management, site erosion and light pollution control, water usage efficiency in restrooms and landscaping, ozone-free cooling systems, recycling and waste management storage and collection, sustainable cleaning products and policies, increased ventilation standards, daylight harvesting and lighting control, thermal comfort monitoring and increased air filtration.

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