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New UW Online Green Building Resources Available


December 5, 2011 — Lessons learned from building the University of Wyoming's sustainably constructed Bim Kendall House are now available online at the UW Environment and Natural Resources website.

Completed in 2010, the Kendall House is seeking green building certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

The Bim Kendall House website serves as a resource for members of the campus and broader community who want more information on sustainable building products.

The website shows the current LEED scorecard for the building and also provides information on the building materials, finished and furniture used in the Kendall House. For each type of material, the website provides information on its rapidly renewable material or recycled content.

For example, carpet tiles in the Kendall House basement are made of 30 percent pre-consumer and 11 percent post-consumer recycled content. The website also provides manufacturer information so that website users can find and price materials for their own green building projects.

Students and members of the public also can use the site to track renewable energy production from the Kendall House photovoltaic panels. An online green building tour will be available by spring. Visit the site at www.uwyo.edu/enr/bim-kendall-house.

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The Bim Kendall House.

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