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  • First Building on Campus to earn LEED Platinum Certification

    August 8, 2012

    The new University of Iowa Information Technology Facility (ITF) has become the first building on campus to earn LEED Platinum certification.

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    • The site design for the University of Iowa Technology Facility sought to achieve several goals in contributing toward LEED Platinum Certification: choosing a site that had been previously disturbed by construction; restoring or protecting 50% of the site (not counting the building footprint); providing open space equal to the building footprint; reducing the amount of storm water runoff by collecting in a retention basin and allowing it to infiltrate into the ground; improving the quality of the storm water runoff by collecting and filtering out particulates and reducing water usage by choosing native plants.

      For more information regarding this project, please see the article published on the University of Iowa’s website at http://sustainability.uiowa.edu/data-center-earns-leed-platinum/