Sustainability Highlights – May 2017 – RHLAC

More than 80 per cent of the wood used in the construction of the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre came from sustainably managed forests, almost 15 per cent of other materials were from recycled sources, and more than 75 per cent of construction waste was diverted from landfills. Water‑efficiency measures save 164,000 litres per year, and elements such as sensor‑controlled lighting and heat‑recovery ventilators are designed to reduce energy consumption. All this helped to earn the building *LEED Gold certification last year. (*LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and is a rating system that encourages sustainable construction. Buildings can be rated Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum, and points are awarded based on their performance in the following categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environment, innovation and design process, and regional priority.)

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