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Purdue receives grant towards building performance research center

January 12, 2010

LAFAYETTE, INPurdue University has received a $12 million federal grant towards the creation of the Center for High Performance Buildings, according to Journal & Courier.

According to the story, the building, which will replace the 50-year-old Herrick Labs, will cost $23.5 million to construct.

James Braun, a mechanical engineering professor at Purdue, said: "It is really a center that would have faculty from architectural engineering, mechanical engineering, human response and other areas."

Buildings are responsible for about 40 percent of the energy use, 71 percent of electricity consumption and 38 percent of carbon dioxide emissions nationwide, the story added.

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