Even buildings constructed 160 years ago are capable of becoming sustainable, eco-friendly facilities that developers strive towards in today’s environmentally conscious world.
When Antioch College set out to renovate its 28,000 square-foot North Hall dormitory, it became home to the second oldest building ever to receive a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification – a recognition no longer taken lightly by college administrators, students, public officials and surrounding community members.
A Gold LEED certificate is not easy to obtain either. As the second highest rating given by the US Green Building Council, it is clear that Antioch College’s North Hall project excelled in environmentally-friendly building design, construction and operational efforts.
As the college embarks on another renovation this year – this time to its Health and Wellness Center – it will likely re-evaluate its previous plan, and explore new and improved options in the hopes of securing a Platinum rating.
Furniture asset management – the process of refinishing and repurposing existing pieces rather than buying new – will not only reduce downtime and cut costs, but will eliminate waste and significantly reduce the project’s carbon footprint, through the use of The Refinishing Touch’s low VOC-lacquers.
As a company with 35 years of higher education renovations under its belt, we understand the impact interior design and furniture assets can have on an institution’s sustainable rating. Employing the services of The Refinishing Touch brings colleges closer to the LEED finish line.
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