UM's first "green construction" project maximizes the reuse of existing materials and long term energy savings.
The first phase of this project for the School of Natural Resources and
Environment included the enclosure of a large open courtyard through the
installation of a huge skylight structure and a new roofing system, and
significant improvements to the mechanical and electrical systems. Much
of the fourth floor (formerly attic) was transformed into usable space.
The "green construction" components of this project included the reuse of
brick, wood rafters, and other materials, careful recycling of unused
materials, plus the incorporation of features to facilitate long term
energy savings and future recycling capabilities. This project was
recently featured in CAM Magazine.
Renovation of the UM S.T. Dana Building according to
innovative environmental objectives
JC Beal Construction Inc.
U of M Plant Extension
Gold LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
2007 Honor Award for Sustainable Design from the Michigan Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)