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New Campus Center Is Non-Toxic, Net-Zero Energy and Water 'Living Building'

Authored by John Courtmanche

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Amherst, Mass.) - Hampshire College will open its new 17,000-sq-ft campus center, the R.W. Kern Center, this month as one of the greenest buildings in the world. The college worked with architects from Bruner/Cott & Associates of Cambridge, Mass., to design a building that supplies its own water and energy on-site, processes its own waste, was built non-toxic to avoid “red list” chemical products, and with materials mainly from local and regional sources to limit the project’s carbon footprint.

View the full article here: https://www.hampshire.edu/news/2016/04/14/how-to-build-a-non-toxic-net-zero-energywater-campus-center

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