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Ohio now has a LEED Platinum-certified educational facility

February 25, 2011
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NELSONVILLE, OH — The Hocking College Energy Institute recently became the first educational facility in the State of Ohio to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the Platinum level, according to Sustainable Facility.

The 12,200-square-foot facility meets the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2030 Challenge for energy efficiency requirements with a solar thermal hot water system, a 4,000-square-foot green roof, photovoltaic panels and more, the story stated.

The facility''s mechanical and electrical systems are visable and act as a learning tool for students, the story noted.

The facility, which came with a pricetag comparable to that of a conventional building, uses less than half the energy of a building the same size, the story added.

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