Time & Location
May 19, 2021, 2:00 PM
About the Event
Sustainability Chats are monthly virtual green tours celebrating and highlighting the sustainable efforts happening throughout the Driftless region.
Western’s award winning Integrated Technology Center (ITC), completed in 2016, was awarded a LEED platinum certification, the highest possible rating. Instead of demolishing and building from scratch, the ITC was built on the bones of a 1970s era building thereby diverting about 1000 tons of construction material out of the landfill. The building hosts a number of sustainability features inside and out including:
- Green Roof - More than one third of the ITC’s roof is covered in self-sustaining plants.
- Living Wall - Our two story living wall is made up of over 3,900 individual plants.
- Transportation - The ITC parking lot has spots specifically for “low emitting vehicles.” There is also an electric car charger and a bike repair station. Not to mentioned a solar panel covered area.
- Geothermal - 128 geothermal wells are under the ITC parking lot.
You can find this info and more at: Western Technical College (concept3d.com)
If you like these events, check out our past SI Chats on our Spotlight Blog | Sustainability Institute (sustaininstitute.com)
A zoom link will be provided the day of the event.