Student-built facility at Kansas community college gets LEED platinum

Oct. 3, 2013
Galileo's Pavilion at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan., was designed and built by students from the University of Kansas

Galileo’s Pavilion, a classroom building that opened last year on the campus of Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan., has been certified LEED platinum. Galileo’s Pavilion, a 3,000-square-foot building that contains two general education classrooms and a student lounge, was constructed by students from Studio 804, a design/build program at the University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design and Planning. Among the building’s design features are photovoltaic panels and a wind turbine providing electricity to the building, floor-to-ceiling living green walls, LED lighting in the lounge and vestibules, a rainwater collection system and a rain garden.

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