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Grinnell College campus center receives LEED certification

Grinnell College campus center receives LEED certification

Grinnell College campus center receives LEED certification

GRINNELL, Iowa. (Oct. 16, 2009)– The Joe Rosenfield ’25 Campus Center, the student center for Grinnell College designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, has received LEED certification.

With this certification, the Rosenfield Center is recognized under the benchmark developed by the U.S. Green Building Council for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. The 120,000-square-foot student center earned this distinction with energy-efficient features including an Energy Star reflective roof, heat recovery system for coolers and freezers in dining operations, motion sensors and direct-digital control for indoor lighting, triple-glazed windows, variable air volume exhaust hoods, and variable speed fans and pumps. Completed in 2006, the building is the center of campus life at Grinnell and includes central dining, lounges, offices for student organizations, and meeting rooms. The brick building is punctuated by three stone-clad pavilions, creating a warm and inviting complex.

A leader in environmentally sustainable design for over a decade, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects routinely designs LEED-rated buildings. The firm’s achievements in sustainable design include both the first residential tower in the U.S. to receive a LEED Gold rating and the first residential tower to receive a LEED Platinum rating. All of the firm’s academic projects currently in design have a LEED objective or contain sustainable design features.

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