4. MATERIALS & RESOURCES
5. INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
6. INNOVATION IN DESIGN
Making design and construction decisions to minimize the impact of waste that is generated and hauled to landfills.
Making design and construction decisions to establish minimum indoor air quality (IAQ) performance and to prevent the development of indoor air quality problems in buildings, thus contributing to the comfort and well-being of the occupants.
In addition to LEED-NC certification, Eckerd College is applying for recognition of several innovative programs beyond the LEED-NC criteria.
Iota provides residents space where they may collect and store recyclable materials to help enhance recycling efforts on campus. During construction, over 50% of the construction waste was diverted from landfills and recycled. Materials were selected so that over 20% of the building materials were extracted, processed, and manufactured within a 500-mile radius of the campus.
Like all other Eckerd College residence halls, Iota is a smoke-free residential complex. Iota provides fresh air ventilation rates above code required minimums. Paints and other materials were selected to reduce the amount of volatile organic chemicals and other indoor allergens and indoor pollutants in the building. Residents have the ability to control temperature and lighting levels in their individual rooms; natural daylight is ample.
Innovative programs include the Yellow Community Bikes Program, the Campus Green Cleaning Program, the incorporation of a facilities’ preventive maintenance plan in the design and construction plans of the building, and the showcasing of Iota as a teaching tool and demonstration project.
THE IOTA COMPLEX
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