School Planning & Management

JAN 2013

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P R O D U C T S T H AT W O R K SLOAN {what's new & noteworthy} Plumbing Helps Achieve LEED Platinum D ESIGNING KROON HALL, home of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, gave Yale University administrators a chal- lenge to design and build a "mega-green" building. Not only did they want to retain their eco-friendly mission, but they also sought to bridge the gap between nature and people in a 58,000-square-foot facility that would be built in the center of the city. The combination of the Sloan UPPERCUT dual-flush Flushometers with a rainwater harvesting system was the sustainable system selected to meet water efficiency goals. The system is expected to save the university more than 500,000 gallons of potable city water per year. The design team also wanted to utilize solar power as much as possible. This was achieved by installing the 0.5 gallonper-minute Sloan SOLIS solar-powered, sensor-activated faucets. These faucets transform natural or artificial light into electrical power while delivering water efficiency. Kroon Hall was awarded LEED Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in February 2010. The LEED system provides third-party verification that a building was designed and built using strategies that improve energy savings, water efficiency and greenhouse emissions. To achieve Platinum status, a building must meet standards for at least 52 points in categories such as water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, materials and resources and sustainable sites. Kroon Hall exceeded that number by seven points. SPM 48 SCHOOL PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / JANUARY 2013 WWW.PLANNING 4EDUCATION.COM

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