The LEED-Platinum designation makes the
the first building on OSU''s campus and the first power facility in the nation to receive such a rating, the story stated.
, which opened in June 2010, was constructed of recycled building materials and utilizes rainwater harvesting and water-efficient landscaping, the story noted.
Compared to the old plant, the new building is expected to reduce carbon emissions by 38 percent and save the university upwards of $650,000 each year in energy costs, the story added.
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