On the Radio: UI goes green with new residence hall

Architectural renderings by Rohrbach Associates PC.

Listen to this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below. This week’s episode discusses the University of Iowa’s new environmentally-friendly residence hall.

The University of Iowa’s first new residence hall in almost 45 years will include environmentally-friendly features as part of its design.

This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.

The new residence hall began construction this summer, and it’s expected to open in 2015. The ten-story building will house over 500 students.

These students will be able to enjoy energy efficient amenities such as electrical outlets throughout the building that shut off power when not in use, and occupancy sensors that will adjust the temperature and lighting of rooms when they are empty.

Additionally, the 2-story public space at the bottom of the building will be lined by glass curtainwall, which should cut down on lighting needs.

Congratulations to the University of Iowa for thinking “green” with their new building’s design.

For more information, visit IowaEnvironmentalFocus.org.

From the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, I’m Jerry Schnoor.

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