Partnering to capture and preserve the University's natural beauty

Partnering to capture and preserve the University's natural beauty

Author: Marissa Gebhard

LtPhoto of the plaque at Tim and Lauren Carey’s tree and the message in the handmade album Lauren presented to Tim on their wedding day.

When Lauren Carey planned her December 2015 wedding to her husband, Tim, she wanted to commemorate the occasion with something that would last through the years. Being quite the planner, Lauren began her search for a special gift about eight months before their big day.…

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Flaherty and Dunne halls earn LEED Gold certification

Flaherty and Dunne halls earn LEED Gold certification

Author: Marissa Gebhard

In recognition for achieving a high level of sustainability, the U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification to Notre Dame for the construction of undergraduate residences Flaherty Hall and Dunne Hall.

When the University designed and constructed Flaherty and Dunne halls, it carefully planned and implemented green methods for saving energy, water and other resources and generating less waste in both the construction and operation of the two buildings. Compared to other newly constructed buildings, Flaherty Hall and Dunne Hall each consume 28 percent less energy for heating and cooling, which contributes to a healthier, more sustainable environment.

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Three new buildings surrounding stadium will seek LEED Silver certification

Three new buildings surrounding stadium will seek LEED Silver certification

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Duncan Student Center, O’Neill Hall, and Corbett Family Hall — flanking the west, south and east sides of Notre Dame Stadium — were designed and constructed with the goal of seeking LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

With an approximate total of 800,000 square feet, Duncan Student Center, O’Neill Hall, and Corbett Family Hall were built to use less water, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and be resource efficient. At least 20 percent of all of the building materials contain post-consumer and pre-consumer recycled content, including structural steel and reinforcement, concrete, metal studs, insulation, aluminum window framing, gypsum wallboard, terrazzo, spray fireproofing and ceiling tiles. Additionally, more than 20 percent of the construction materials were harvested or manufactured regionally, within 500 miles of the construction site.…

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