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The Green Apple BlogThe Green Apple is your Science Connexion news resource. Learn about new equipment just received, sustainable living and energy efficiency ideas for schools.
Friday, 30 March 2012

Project planners at the Urbana-Champaign-based campus decided to seek LEED-Platinum certification for the $62-million, 160,000-sq-ft project, a designation the completed facility earned by virtue of displacement ventilation, triple-glazed windows and a 4,000-sq-ft photovoltaic array perched atop its roof, among numerous other sustainable components...

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