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Building Sustainably


Building Sustainably Whitney Maine, Trent Nelson, and Brittany Burton April 11th, 2012

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Education Building Overview Remodeled in 2011, the Education Building is located on Centennial Drive in the heart of the University of North Dakota. Home to the Human Development and Education Department, this building contains classes in sections such as Educational Leadership, Teaching and Learning, and Counseling Psychology. The goals when remodeling this building included:

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-Developing spaces conducive for student learning. -Technological additions and upgrades. -LEED certification in conjunction with state and federal regulations.

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Our Time with Rick


Building Sustainably Whitney Maine, Trent Nelson, and Brittany Burton April 11th, 2012

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Our Time with Rick On March 26th, the Associate Director of Facilities and Planning at the University of North Dakota, Rick Tonder, came to class and spoke to us regarding our Sustainability project. During this time, he shared information about the sustainable remodeling of the Education Building where we attend classes and also the importance of Sustainability on

campus and in our lives. In addition, Rick taught us valuable lessons about the Facilities and Planning process and the difficulties associated with a project such as this. Mr. Tonder is also a professor of photography as well as a pleasant and respectable man on campus. We appreciated so much his advice and multitude of knowledge as it pertained to our project.

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Energy


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Energy One of the most important things developers wanted to keep in mind when remodeling the Education Building, was energy efficiency and use. -CO2 sensors were installed in order to regulate oxygen levels according to the amount of people in the rooms. This helps to reduce the cost of heating or cooling the air that enters the building and also assures that students and faculty are Page 4

breathing the optimal amount of oxygen they need in order to be successful in their daily activities. -Air exchange is accomplished with a fan, rather than steam heat, which also lowers the building’s energy consumption. -New windows help to insulate during the cold winter months, and also allow for natural light to warm the room.

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Energy continued


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Energy - Skylights offer an alternative to harsh fluorescent lighting in some of the classrooms. -Motion sensors in offices, bathrooms, and common spaces prevent energy waste by turning on and off depending on usage. -In classrooms, lights offer dim to full settings to accommodate lighting needs, while also decreasing energy use.

- White roofing was added to test the idea that this color would ease the heat absorption through the roof.

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Design


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Design Some of the buildings on campus have been renovated, like the Education Building. Others have been retrofitted with upgrades and cosmetic changes instead of being completely redone. The modern projects on campus including the Alumni Center, which can be seen on University Avenue, will all be

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built to similar sustainable standards.

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Materials


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Materials The exterior of the structure consists of locally made bricks. These were chosen as they cost less due to minimal shipping, and they are not composed of nonrenewable materials such as plastics or vinyl. The concrete used for the floors and sidewalks is a more environmentally friendly choice that was reused from the demolition concrete. Coming Up...

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Materials continued


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Materials Inside, the carpet squares are both fashionable and recyclable. If one tile is damaged, it can be removed instead of replacing an entire classroom or hallway area that can cost thousands of dollars. These are easy to clean as well because they can be removed and replaced. Appropriate seating took a long time to discover as the chairs needed to be both ergonomic and practical. Each part of the chair is easily replaced, which saves both time and money.

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Video Project


Building Sustainably Whitney Maine, Trent Nelson, and Brittany Burton April 11th, 2012

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Video Project On Friday, March 30th, Whitney Maine, Brittany Burton and Trent Nelson set out on an adventure to make a video that assessed and described the way buildings at the University of North Dakota were constructed sustainably. After a long week of brain-storming, we decided to stick with an “HGTV” home-flipping/ construction theme. Starting in the education building, we asked Professor Deborah Worley for her assistance. She gladly agreed and filming began. The show, “Campus Crashers” leads audience members through the construction and refurbishing of the Education Building. Following Deb’s wishlist, crew members added all the necessary parts to

erect a beautiful building, while remaining green friendly.

We had a fantastic time during both the filming and editing process and would like to thank our wonderful professor, Dr. Jeffrey Sun, for providing us with the opportunity to express our creativity in the classroom.

Watch the video!

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